3:30 LRN Newscast Aug 16

Three Baton Rouge high schools were put on lockdown following a bomb threat. Baton Rouge High, Catholic High and St. Joseph Academy are all fairly close to one another. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says the threat came in via a suicide hotline, and no device or firearms have been found…:

CUT 12  (12)        “…New Orleans.”

Republican Tim Temple, an insurance professional from DeRidder, will be your new state Insurance Commissioner. He was elected by default, after the only other candidate in the race, Ascension Parish Democrat Rich Weaver, dropped out. Temple will be sworn in next January. Current Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is retiring and not seeking re-election.


The fall lineup for the 49th annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles is out, and it features Sonny Landreth, Roddie Romero, and many others scheduled to headline October 13th through 15th at Girard Park in Lafayette. Festival VP Patrick Mould says it’s a celebration of music and cultural heritage…:

CUT 09(11)      “…we speak.”

This is the 49th year for the Festival, which will also observe Lafayette Parish’s bicentennial.

Love the birds? Want to help them migrate this fall? The Louisiana Wildlife Federation asks you go Light Out. They ask you turn off excessive bright outdoor lights that can confuse the billions of migratory bird, causing some to crash into stuff and die. LWF’s Charles Williams…:

CUT 08(12)      “…out of the home.”

He asks you cut the lights from 11pm ‘til 6am between now and mid-November.