4:30 LRN Newscast July 14

The police chief in Grand Coteau has been arrested after authorities received a tip that Jeffrey Guilbeau was involved in the use and distribution of illegal drugs. St Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says the investigation led to the arrest of the Chief, who reportedly admitted everything…:

CUT 14(12)      “…assistant chief.”

Also in St. Landry Parish, the town of Melville is rocked by a machete attack on a local catholic priest. Melville Police Chief Phil Lucas says it happened Thursday night, and the suspect – 58-year-old Johnny Neely – is in custody…:

CUT 06(12)      “…machete knife.”

The priest survived the attack, and is recovering from knife wounds to the head and body. Neely is charged with attempted murder.


Lawmakers will be returning to the State Capitol next week for a veto override session. These are no small feat to accomplish. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder tells LRN overriding a vetoed bill takes a two-thirds majority vote in both House and Senate…:

CUT 05(11)      “…will get there.”

Will they overturn the governor’s veto of the ban on transgender surgeries for minors? The session is scheduled to take five days.

The Governor signs into law a package of bills to benefit persons battling cancer with their insurance issues. Louisiana Oncology society spokesperson Julie Stokes likes them all; especially the bill mandating insurance cover fertility preservation methods, so they can conceive children later…:

CUT 11(10)      “…and retrieve them.”