4:30 LRN Newscast Dec 8

A Shreveport woman has been arrested for failure to report her son missing. The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Stephanie Horache waited three days to report her teenage son missing. The child was found Monday and she was issued a summons to appear in court. Louisiana law requires that a child under the age of thirteen is presumed missing if there’s been no contact for 24 hours.

Congressman Troy Carter has been elected Regional Whip by the Democratic Caucus for the 118th Congress that will convene in January. His leadership role along with key roles Republican members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation will play next year, Carter says gives the state extra clout in DC.

Cut 5 (10) “…good place.”

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the bird flu has spread into more parishes. Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Jim LcCour says he expects it to keep spreading until it reaches a peak in the Spring and then subsides.

Cut 11 (06)  “…last time.”

Birds in Avoyelles, Calcasieu, Morehouse, Ouachita, and Richland parishes have tested positive so far.

State Police Troop C says two Good Samaritans are to thank for saving a family of four after their vehicle went off the road and into a canal. Trooper 1st Class Ross Brennan says the Toyota sedan went off Highway 182 in Assumption Parish and could not get their doors open. Two men – Jeff Lapeyrouse (LAP-uh-roos) and Chase Dupre witnessed the crash and jumped to action…:

CUT 12(08)      “…to safety.”

Brennan says Troop C will nominate the men for the LSP’s annual Lifesaver Award.