3:30 LRN Newscast Dec 21

She filed suit against LSU alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for whistle-blowing, but a Baton Rouge judge tosses former LSU athletics executive Sharon Lewis’ case. Lewis alleged that LSU and it’s now former law firm Taylor Porter engaged in a criminal conspiracy against her. Sources say Lewis and her attorneys have also been sanctioned 330-thousand dollars for bringing RICO claims against Taylor Porter. Legal expert Franz Borghardt says you better have your facts straight when you accuse an organization of racketeering…:

CUT 10(08)      “…what happens.”

Get ready for a hard freeze Thursday night. State Climatologist Barry Keim says temperatures will drop like a rock as a cold front comes through, bringing low temperatures along the I-10 / I-12 corridor down to around 20-degrees on Friday morning…and wind chills will in the single digits, and below zero in north Louisiana…:

CUT 13(12)      “…bitterly cold.”


With a hard freeze coming Thursday night, lots of people are worried about how to protect their plants. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk- Ballard says move plants in pots inside. For others, she recommends making a simple structure to hold coverings off of the foliage, and she says covers should be sealed with soil, stones, or bricks, and she adds that a surprising number of plants will survive the cold…:

CUT 05(09)      “…right back.”

Police in Baton Rouge seek two women who stole from a beauty supply store and left a store employee in a coma during their getaway. BRPD says 19-year-old Abdel Hamal chased the women and jumped on the back of their vehicle. He was thrown off as they roared off; suffering serious head injury. Sources say the women have been identified and police hope to make arrests soon.

A UL-Monroe student has been arrested for allegedly dealing drugs near the campus. Ironically, the student attends the ULM School of Pharmacy.