LRN Newscast 17:30 July 31

Three suspended LSU football players accused of a break-in have seen their charges dropped. The East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office says they will not pursue formal charges against Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain. The D-A’s office says the decision is based on the request of the victim not to file charges and inconsistent and contradictory statements provided. LSU says the players have been reinstated to the team.

So called “revenge porn” is outlawed in Louisiana as of Saturday when over 260 new laws hit the books. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes says nobody should post private explicit pictures of people without their permission and this measure sends a powerful message…:
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Violators could face up to two years in prison.

A new report by AAA and Columbia University finds older adults who stop driving are almost two times more likely to suffer from depression than those who remain behind the wheel. They also found that non-driving elderly are nearly 5 times more likely to enter a long term care facility. Don Redman with AAA says this isn’t that surprising…:
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He says if you find your parents are no longer able to drive, it’s important you help them remain mobile.

State Superintendent of Education John White announces two daycare centers in the state have had their licenses revoked. He says while the majority of child care providers do an excellent job taking care of kids, there are a couple who refuse to follow the law…:
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He says that incident was reported out of Baton Rouge and the other revoked license daycare is in Bossier City.