2:30 LRN Newscast Aug 16

Hearings over juvenile offenders being housed at Angola Prison enter a second day. The Fair Fight Initiative is concerned the youths are being poorly cared for these past 10 months. F.F.I. lead counsel David Utter says they believe the Office of Juvenile Justice is violating state law by holding kids as young as 14 in a cell for almost all of the day…:

CUT 04  (07)        “…cell restriction.”

The effects of this extreme heat on those juveniles is another concern.

Scratch one item off your October 14th election ballot; the race for state Insurance Commissioner has been decided. Republican Tim Temple has won by default, after the only other candidate in the race – Ascension Parish Democrat Rich Weaver – withdrew from the race. Temple had reportedly questioned Weaver’s qualification to run. It’s unknown if that factored into his decision. Temple will be sworn in next January.


Welcome to August! The National Hurricane Center is monitoring not one, not two…but THREE tropical waves spreading across the Atlantic and into the Gulf. The one nearest us has only a tiny chance of developing into something, but two systems now closer to Africa have a 50-50 shot at becoming a serious storm system…or worse.

As part of the Lights Out for fall bird migration, Louisiana Wildlife Federation is asking everyone to lower or eliminate bright exterior lighting to protect birds. Teiko Foxx has more…:

CUT 02(32)      “…Teiko Foxx.”