5:30 LRN Newscast Jan 30

Last week defense attorney Ron Haley said there’s video evidence that proves the men did nothing wrong and that their encounter with LSU student Madison Brooks was consensual. But Kerry Miller, who’s representing her mother says the video only proves Brooks was unable to consent due to her level of intoxication and two of the accused told police she was very drunk. And Miller says her blood alcohol content was almost four times the legal limit.

Cut 11 (09)  “…rape period.”

Miller says the defense is victim blaming.

District 3 Congressman Clay Higgins has been named Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Border Security. The Subcommittee is responsible for all aspects of security operations along all federal borders. The southwest Louisiana congressman is a proponent of border control and has re-introduced a bill to resume construction of a wall along the southern border of the country.

Hammond Police arrest a man for allegedly shooting a woman with whom he was riding in a car. Police Chief Ed Bergeron says 19-year-old Johnny Williams was in the back seat of the car. The victim, 24-year-old Tori Banks, was driving when Williams reportedly shot her then got out of the car and ran. Also in the car, her boyfriend, who got police aid…but too late to save her life. They tracked Williams down and took him into custody without a fight…:

Cut 8 (07)  “…so fast.” 

LSU announced the launch of Bayou Traditions today, which is a collective that opens up more opportunities for athletes to get paid through name, image, and likeness deals. Bayou Traditions President Brent Cunningham fans can direct their payment to a specific sport…

Cut 5 (10) “…their program”

For more information go to “BayouTraditionsCollective.com