12:30 Newscast, August 27th, 2015

The town of Sunset is in mourning today after one of their officers was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance allegedly by a man who also is accused of stabbing two sisters; one who died. Investigators believe the suspect, Harrison Lee Riley Jr., was assaulting his wife and the two women he stabbed were trying to protect her. Officer Henry Nelson responded to the scene and was gunned down. Sunset Mayor Charles James says the incident has rocked the small St. Landry Parish:
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Riley faces charges of first-degree murder of a police officer, first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Meanwhile visitation for the State Trooper who was also killed this week, Steven Vincent, will take place tomorrow from 3pm-9pm at the Lake Charles Civic Center Rosa Heart Theater in Lake Charles. The location was updated to accommodate the large number of people who plan to attend.

State officials continue to bring awareness to the growing heroin and synthetic problem in and around the Baton Rouge community. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark says his office has already seen 24 heroin overdose deaths so far this year. He says they are teaming up with Capital Area Human Services in the effort because this is the time of year they tend to see a spike in the problem…:
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He says there have been three confirmed deaths this year linked to synthetic drug use.

Gas prices dropped two pennies from the day before. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.22. That’s almost a dime less from the same time last week.