10:30 LRN Newscast Sept 14

We are one month away from the gubernatorial primary and still not a lot of buzz over the governor’s race. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says give credit to the front-runner Jeff Landry for keeping it a mundane race…

Cut 4 (06) “…gaining on him.”
There is a televised gubernatorial debate tomorrow night.

US Senator Bill Cassidy is sponsoring the Savings Penalty Elimination Act, to protect individuals who receive SSI from losing their benefits when their savings surpass $2,000. Cassidy says the current cap is a negative work incentive, and it deprives a disabled person of the dignity of work.

Cut 15 (07) “…poverty.”

The current cap was set in the 1980s and the bill raises it to $10,000 for an individual and it would increase with inflation.

An audit of the Department of Children and Family Services indicates a need to improve the hotline to report child abuse and neglect.  Teiko Foxx explains.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Teiko Foxx.”


Two years after her sons were thrown into Cross Lake in Caddo Parish, 34-year-old Ureka Black was found guilty of murder and attempted murder. Her 10-month-old son drowned, and then five-year-old Elijah survived but was injured and saved by first responders. Black faces a mandatory life-term sentence.