12:30 LRN Newscast

The Tiger Island Fire in Beauregard Parish and the one on Highway 113 in Vernon Parish both broke containment last night. State Ag and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the blaze at Highway 113 was making a run towards the town of Pitkin.
Cut 3 (11) “…that down.”
He says the Tiger Island fire also made a run last night but it’s back under control and there was a flare-up of a wildfire in Calcasieu Parish.

State police have released more information on the officer-involved shooting that took place Saturday in Vinton. Trooper Derek Senegal says it all started when Cameron Parish Sheriff Deputies attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a man from Texas.
Cut 9 (10) “…pursuit ensued”
Senegal says Wilson eventually exited the vehicle. fled into an open grass field and was located dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Scientists with the LSU AgCenter and LSU Department of Chemistry have received a patent for a bait to kill off feral hogs. The bait has the consistency of gummy bears, about the size of a golf ball and it tastes fishy. LSU AgCenter animal specialist Glen Gentry says this is a milestone for them…
Cut 28 (08) “…pigs completely.”
There are an estimated one million feral hogs in the state that produce 91 million dollars in damages every year.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels is pumped up for Sunday night’s top-ten matchup against Florida State. Daniels enters the season as a Heisman candidate and the California native says he’s put in the work to be the best….
Cut 16 (16) “…1% better.”
Kick-off on Sunday between the Seminoles and Tigers is 6:30 in Orlando.