06:30 LRN Newscast, January 27th

One of the wounded victims in the January 22nd mass shooting in Shreveport has died. Officials in Caddo Parish confirmed 33 year old Latounda Bryant succumbed to her injuries Thursday morning. She was one of 8 people hit by what police believe was a drive by shooting on Sunday. Three of the victims were under the age of ten. No arrests have been made in the case.

Since the tragic assault and death of LSU student Madison Brooks made the headlines, it’s inspired two freshman students to create a group to help other female students get home safely. Alisha Ortolano says sadly females are abandoned without a way home more often than you’d think…:
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On Monday, investigators announced they had arrested four males after two of them allegedly raped an intoxicated Brooks – while the other two were present – inside a vehicle before dropping her off shortly before she was struck.
Dillard University in New Orleans officially installs Doctor Rochelle Ford as the school’s eighth president with an Inauguration celebration that starts today. Ford says she will look to accelerate Dillard’s mission to cultivate leaders who live ethically by focusing on three key areas…:
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Ford says her vision also includes leveraging Dillard’s academic programs and centers to address health disparities.
On Sunday, LSU Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and the Bengals visit the Chiefs in a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship. Burrow says these two teams are very familiar with each other…:
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Kickoff Sunday is 6pm.