08:30 LRN Newscast August 29

Most Louisianans are reflecting about what they were doing 10 years ago today as Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Buras at 6:10 in the morning and then again in St. Tammany Parish. Here’s how it sounded on the Louisiana Radio Network, former LRN anchor Don Grady…

cut 20 (18) “…St. Bernard”
By nine o’ clock in the morning on August 29th, 2005, there was six to eight feet of water in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

There is good news in the tropics today. The National Hurricane Center says Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and all tropical storm watches and warnings in the Caribbean have been discontinued.

Visitation has resumed in Lake Charles for fallen state trooper Steven Vincent. A funeral mass will take place at noon at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Vincent, who was fatally shot by an impaired stranded motorist, will be laid to rest at Lacassine Cemetery in Lake Charles.

There’s a report of a shooting invovling a Calcaseiu Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff Tony Mancuso tells KPLC-TV that one of his deputies shot a suspect in an altercation in Moss Bluff. The suspect, who was accussed of beating his girlfriend, was at last report undergoing surgery.

LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says he’s received a clean bill of health after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Cameron says he’ll be ready for next Saturday’s opener against McNeese State…
cut 25 (05) “…this process”
Cameron says he did not undergo radiation, but had a procedure to remove the cancer.