3:30 LRN Newscast

21-year-old Chance Seneca of Lafayette is sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for kidnapping and attempted murder of a gay man as part of a hate crime scheme. U-S Attorney Brandon Brown says hate crimes are a top priority for the D-O-J and they take these kinds of cases very seriously…
Cut 8 (11) “…ever gets out.”
The 21-year-old Seneca has already served 2 1/2 years of his 45-year sentence.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell responded to allegations she had a sexual relationship with a New Orleans Police Officer assigned to be her bodyguard. Those claims were made in divorce papers by the estranged wife of NOPD officer Jeffrey Vappie. Cantrell says this is a personal matter for the Vappie family.
Cut 12 (03) “…of yours.”
Cantrell has denied the allegations after a FOX 8 tv investigation showed video of Vappie sending time with herr during the day and late at night at the city own apartment.

Drug distribution charges against a Larose man have been upgraded to second-degree murder. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 1 (31) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Many elected officials from Louisiana are in the nation’s capital for Washington Mardi Gras, House Speaker Clay Schexnayder says over the next three days, says there will be several different dinners featuring Louisiana cuisine and there are plenty of social events at night…
Cut 10 (11) “…hazardously”