LRN 8:30 am Newscast

New campaign finance totals are out for the gubernatorial candidates and Republican Jeff Landry still has a sizable lead in campaign cash on hand. Jeff Palermo has more

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Lethal bronzing, an incurable and deadly disease, is wiping out 16 different types of palm trees in Louisiana. LSU Ag Center Plant Doctor, Raj Singh says you can remove the dead palms and…

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The antibiotic treatments are $100 per treatment and are not available to the average homeowner.


All 15 juvenile offenders placed at a temporary facility in Angola have been moved to a youth facility in Jackson Parish according to the state Office of Juvenile Justice. The lead plaintiff attorney David Utter says they’ll wait to see how the youths are treated before deciding if they will continue with the civil rights lawsuit…

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Utter filed the lawsuit to have the youths moved to another facility. He says juveniles were placed in solitary confinement and not getting the necessary rehabilitative treatment. The O-J-J denies those claims.

The body of a missing Vermilion Parish woman has been found and her boyfriend has been arrested. An autopsy will determine how 49-year-old Bobbie Jo Saltzman died. Her 34-year-old boyfriend David Smith, originally from New Iberia, has been charged with hit and run and further charges are pending.