4:30 LRN Newscast Aug 11

The state Pardon Board’s scheduled review of dozens of applications from death row inmates has angered those who prosecuted the cases and family members of the victims….:

CUT 02(32)      “…Brooke Thorington.”

Three more teens are under arrest in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Ascension Parish a week ago. The victim’s boyfriend, 16-year-old Jaquin Stephens allegedly killed the girl in a jealous rage. He was arrested early this week. Now three of his friends have been taken in as accessories to the crime.


The Biden Administration announces the federal government will spend $1.2-billion to build underground carbon capture hubs in Texas and Louisiana; the latter in Calcasieu Parish. U-S Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the hub in Calcasieu Parish called Project Cypress will capture more than one million metric tons of existing CO2 from the atmosphere each year…:

CUT 05(12)      “…deep underground.”

State Wildlife will receive approximately $58 million in federal disaster assistance for resiliency projects stemming from the historic 2019 Mississippi and Atchafalaya flood. LDWF’s Jason Froeba says approval of the funding is extremely important for the state and Louisiana’s commercial fishing industry…:

CUT 09(08)      “…to recover.”