4:30 LRN Newscast May 31

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has finished its investigation of a Pineville Police officer-involved shooting back in April. RPSO spokesman Tommy Carnline says officers responded to a call to find 25-year-old Larry Calk threatening a child with a gun, and so they shot Calk; rescuing the kid. He says they then rendered immediate medical aid…:

CUT 14  (09)        “…alive today.”

RPSO has handed their findings over to the Rapides DA.

Hurricane Season starts tomorrow, and State Climatologist Barry Keim says we are one of the three most-vulnerable states for hurricanes…:

CUT 11  (13)        “…in Louisiana.”

NOAA predicts 12-to-17 named storms this year. Last year, none impacted our state.


We have our first attack ad in the governor’s race. A group supporting Republican candidate Stephen Waguespack claims in a TV and radio spot that Jeff Landry, the perceived front-runner in the governor’s race, has been soft on crime during his time as Attorney General…:

CUT 06(11)      “…in America.”

A super PAC called Reboot Louisiana produced the ad. The Landry campaign has responded by announcing endorsements from eight sheriffs and district attorneys. If it seems a bit early for attack ads, that’s because qualifying for the elections isn’t until the first week of August.

State officials will file a lawsuit tomorrow against FEMA over what they call it’s “lack of transparency” around the Risk Rating 2.0 system of setting federal flood insurance rates. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office says the formula is “flawed” and will force families into bankruptcy or foreclosure. Landry calls it “Federal abuse.”