1:30 LRN Newscast Dec 30

This year had its share of big stories in Louisiana with the investigation into the 2019 State Police custody death of Ronald Greene ranked as our top story of 2022. Federal prosecutors refused to pursue charges against the officers involved, but five officers are facing state charges. Greene’s mother Mona Hardin felt some relief…

Cut 9 (11) “…held accountable.” 

A special legislative committee held several hearings looking at how State Police attempted to cover up the investigation into Greene’s death. There are questions of what Governor John Bel Edwards knew and when did he know about the beating Greene took from officers before he died….

Cut 10 (09) “…false.” 

A 98-year-old woman from Alexandria and her 69-year-old daughter were killed in a two-vehicle crash on U-S 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish on Thursday. State Police Trooper Christian Reed says the victims were traveling in an S-U-V that slammed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer on the side of the road…

Cut 13 (09) “…at the scene”  

The victims have been identified as 69-year-old Barbara Dobard Rigby and 98-year-old Maynette Dobard of Alexandria.

If you are going to celebrate the New Year with fireworks, State Fire Marshal’s Office spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says don’t handle fireworks if you are impaired and keep them away from young children.

Cut 7 (09)  “…their own.”

And have a source of water or an extinguisher nearby in case things get out of control.