1:30 LRN Newscast Dec 19

The attorney representing Kory York believes the now suspended Master Trooper will be found not guilty of the charges from the 2019 in-custody death of Ronald Greene. Mike Small says there will be no plea bargaining as he believes York did not commit any crimes…

Cut 8 (11)  “…in Union Parish.“

Body camera video of the arrest shows York dragging Greene by his ankle shackles and putting his foot on his back to push him down and leaving him face down in the dirt for nearly ten minutes.

A major arctic blast is heading Louisiana’s way. State Climatologist Barry Keim says you’ll need the heavy coats and gloves later this week.

Cut 13 (10) “…below normal.”

The lows on Friday will be in the teens in north Louisiana and the 20s elsewhere.

Governor Edwards held his End of the Year Press Conference today highlighting accomplishments of 2022. Edwards reflected on where the state was in January with the Omicron surge and how cases are much lower now. But the governor pointed out that the healthcare system is still stressed because they are responding to a “tridemic.”

Cut 10 (12) “… boosters.” 

Experts say this year has been the worst year for Louisiana sweet potato production in more than 30 years.  LSU Ag Center sweet potato specialist Myrl Sistrunk says the crop was expensive to plant, due to increased fuel, labor, and pesticide costs. He says production is down as much as 60-percent.

Cut 4 (10)  “…for the state”