LRN Newscast 16:30 08-25-15

The shooting of State Trooper Steven Vincent this week raises the number of on-duty officer killings to five in Louisiana so far this year. That’s a lot, according to LSU School of Public Health Professor Peter Sharf. He says that the recent demonizing of police officers is not helping…
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The funeral for Steven Vincent will be Saturday in Lake Charles at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, with visitation on Friday.

Baton Rouge Police arrest a Kenner man after he allegedly tried to run over two officers with his vehicle. Corporal L’Jean Mckneely says 30-year-old St. Julian Baranco refused to pull over during a traffic stop, and reversed his vehicle into two police cruisers…
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The suspect was sent to the hospital, and faces two counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer.
State Health Officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, is not surprised about the discovery of the brain eating amoeba in three water systems in the state this summer…
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A lawsuit has been filed against Louisiana by Planned Parenthood over Governor Bobby Jindal’s plans to cut their Medicaid funding. They say the loss of those dollars would limit health services for the poor. Jindal announced his plans after hidden camera videos surfaced apparently showing Planned Parenthood workers discussing the sale of fetuses.