2:30 LRN Newscast Jan 25

Baton Rouge Alcoholic Beverage Control Board member Scott Wilfong discusses the fallout after the alleged rape and death of an underage LSU student linked to a notorious bar…:

CUT 01(33)      “…Thorington.”

Lawmen in Opelousas have given the all clear after five separate bomb threats closed five St. Landry parish schools. Those being Northwest High, Opelousas High, Washington Trade School, Center for Academic Programs (CAPS), and St. Landry Accelerated. Deputies says they found no dangerous devices at any of the schools, and allowed classes to resume just after 1.


It’s National Passenger Safety Week and State Police is urging passengers to speak up for their safety when in a dangerous driving situation. Trooper Ross Brennan says vehicle passengers make up 62-percent of traffic fatalities nationwide and the best way to reduce that number is for passengers to make sure everyone in a vehicle is buckled up…:

CUT 09(08)      “…properly restrained.”

He says passengers can also assist the driver by being extra eyes and ears.

New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe parades will return to their original routes this year, now that the city has secured sufficient police to patrol them. Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city has entered into an agreement to provide funding for much-needed outside law enforcement for carnival season…:

CUT 13(07)      “…we know it.”

Only Endymion’s route will be shortened due to work going on at the Superdome.