13:30 Newscast, August 25th, 2015

This week’s fatal shooting of State Trooper Steven Vincent raises the number of on-duty officer killings in Louisiana to five in 2015. Records show that’s more cops in the field who were killed this year alone than in any year in the past decade. So why the sharp increase? LSU School of Public Health Professor Peter Scharf feels too many cops patrol alone…:
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He adds cop killers are sociopaths and the public should be careful about demonizing police officers because of the role it can play with the mentally unstable.

Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana over Governor Bobby Jindal’s plans to cut Medicaid funding to the organization. Its leaders assert that the loss of those dollars would limit health services for the poor. Jindal announced these plans after hidden camera videos surfaced apparently showing Planned Parenthood workers discussing the sale of fetuses.

This summer the state Department of Health and Hospitals has reported three water systems in the state that tested positive for the brain eating amoeba. State Health Officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry urges people not to panic. He says this amoeba has probably been in our water systems for years…:
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He feels officials are doing something right with this strict testing because there are no widespread infections from the amoeba being reported.

A vigil for State Trooper Steven Vincent is being held thi evning at the Iowa High School football stadium at 7pm. Members of law enforcement agencies and other first responders are asked to wear their uniforms. All will be asked to sit in a place of honor on the football field. A number of speakers are scheduled, including Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso and several clergy members.