4:30 LRN Newscast Jan 26

A federal judge sentences 21-year-old Chance Seneca of Lafayette for attempting to kill a gay man he groomed on the dating app, Grindr. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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State Police says a DOTD worker from Lake Charles was killed yesterday afternoon when an empty log truck struck two work crew vehicles on U-S Highway 171 in Desoto Parish. 35-year-old Christopher Gray was pronounced dead at the scene. no charges have been filed as of yet.

Charges against 19-year-old Blayne Terrebonne of Larose have been upgraded to second-degree murder after authorities say he sold a 15-year-old female drugs that led to her death. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Captian Brennan Matherne says on October 27th, deputies first responded to a 16-year-old male in Galliano.

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toxicology results indicated high levels of fentanyl in her system.

Many Louisiana elected officials are attending Washington Mardi Gras. Discussions take place during the day on how to make Louisiana better, and at night there are numerous social events. the Advocate newspaper reporter Mark Ballard says a big topic of discussion is whether Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves will run for governor.

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has reportedly selected Graves as the chairman of the Republican leadership.