3:30 LRN Newscast Aug 14

The state’s burn ban remains in effect due to the dry conditions and excessive heat. Brooke Thorington has more on the massive wildfire in Mount Hermon…:

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Police in Shreveport are investigating a double homicide Saturday night at a local vape store. Two men, both 19, were found dead at the shop; one inside, one out. Police ask anyone with knowledge of what happened to call SPD or Caddo Crimestoppers; 318-673-7373.


KPLC Meteorologist Ben Terry passed away Sunday after his almost three-year battle with colon cancer. The Lake Charles weatherman guided southwest Louisiana through Hurricane Laura and lost his home in the devastation.  Fellow Channel 7 meteorologist Wade Hampton says, months after Laura, Ben received his cancer diagnosis…:

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Ben Terry was just 40.

The Tigers have achieved their best AP preseason ranking in seven years; making the top five heading into the 2023 season. Georgia will start the season at No. 1 as they seek a third straight national championship. Michigan is at #2, Ohio State 3, Alabama at 4 and the Tigers at #5.

Drought and heat will continue to grip Louisiana for the rest of this week. Look for highs each day at around 100, with only the slimmest chances of any cooling rain.