11:30 LRN Newscast Jan 25

The Tigerland bar where 19-year-old student Madison Brooks partied with four men – who are facing rape charges – has had their liquor license suspended by the state.  East Baton Rouge Alcohol  & Tobacco Control Board member Scott Wilfong says, while the state investigates Reggie’s Bar, it’s out of their hands…:

CUT 03(08)      “…take action.”

Of the entire group of four young men and the victim, Brooks, only one was over 21. It’s not the first time Reggie’s has been cited for serving minors. Police say the men raped an intoxicated Brooks and dumped her near a busy roadway, where she was hit by traffic and killed.

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is responding to damage reports from a possible tornado last night in Ragley. In Pointe Coupee Parish, a suspected twister tossed several mobile homes over in the town of Ventress. One home was literally torn open. So far no serious injuries have been reported.


A new study from the Public Affairs Research Council shows a pretty small number of us use public transit, like buses. PAR President Steven Procopio says that about 1-percent He says public transit is primarily for those who cannot afford a vehicle of their own, but it also serves an important need…:

CUT 14(07)      “…workforce as well.”

PAR doesn’t take a position on public transit; good or bad. They simply provide information for taxpayers to make informed decisions.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports continued job growth for the state. Data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows seasonally adjusted non-farm employment for December 2022 was at 1.9 million jobs. LWC spokesman Mark Jones says that’s an increase of over 4000 jobs in one month…:

CUT 10(09)      “…22 consecutive months.”

He says UNemployemt is also at a record low3.5-percent.