5:30 LRN Newscast Aug 16

Delhi Police confirm a shooting near the high school this afternoon.  Adam Holland with our affiliate KWCL he says a 9-1-1 call was received about a fight on campus and when authorities arrived faculty had already broken up the altercation. While escorting the students off campus shots were heard near the school Holland says the high school and nearby schools were put on lockdown.

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And law enforcement in multiple cities are dealing with bomb threats and potential violence at Louisiana high schools. In Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge High School and two nearby private schools were put on lockdown after a bomb threat was called in to a suicide hotline. BRPD Chief Murphy Paul says officers found no devices, but he’s aware of similar threats elsewhere in the state.:

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Following the first day of hearings over juvenile inmate being housed at Angola, advocates voiced their frustrations with the Office of Juvenile Justice at a press conference Tuesday. Lead counsel, David Utter with the Fair Fight Initiative says they want to know if the state is treating juveniles with deliberate indifference.

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After multiple escapes from juvenile facilities, the decision to move some inmates to Angola was made and more than a dozen teens have been housed there for the last 10 months.


Winning by default is still winning. Louisiana has a new insurance commissioner-elect, after one of the two men running for that office dropped out of the race. That leaves DeRidder Republican Tim Temple elected by default. Temple will be sworn into office next January.