12:30 LRN Newscast Aug 11

The White House is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to build a huge carbon capture facility in Calcasieu Parish. Michelle Southern has the story…:

CUT 01(30)      “…Southern.”

A Baton Rouge man, held in jail for questioning in connection with an early Thursday shooting incident, reportedly hung himself while in custody. State Police say 25-year-old Kyle Marshall used his shoelaces, while in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail. The matter is under investigation.


News of the Pardon Board scheduling clemency hearings for death row inmates is not setting well with family members of the victims and those who prosecuted them in court. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says he and other DAs were completely blindsided by a campaign to reduce 56 death row sentences to life in prison…:

CUT 06(08)      “…organized.”

This is the Governor’s last year in office, and many feel their chances of winning clemency or pardon are increased because of it.

Qualifying has ended for the governor’s race and the seven major candidates we expected to run have qualified. Their names will appear on the October 14th ballot. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Attorney General Jeff Landry continues to be in a great position to make November runoff…:

CUT 10(11)      “…most of ‘em,.”