3:30 LRN Newscast Aug 11

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. The surge of application comes after the Governor publicly denounced the death penalty in Louisiana. East Baton Rouge Parish D.A. Hillar Moore says this is something the Governor never mentioned before; especially not while seeking re-election…:

CUT 08(10)      “…other years.”

$58-million in federal Infrastructure Act money is coming to state Wildlife & Fisheries to help with resiliency from the 2019 floods. LDWF’s Jason Froeba says some of that is for oyster harvesting and commercial fishing…:

CUT 11(09)      “…it recover.”

Look for LDWF public information meetings on getting the aid.


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 Church Point woman is sought by police for allegedly leaving several dogs and puppies penned up and chained up outside in this heat, with no food and little water. Some of the animals died before rescuers could get to them. When found, 36-year-old Angelica Gibson will face aggravated animal cruelty charges.