12:30 LRN Newscast Feb 26

51-year-old Leon Ruffin, who’s been in custody for second-degree murder in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, escaped from the parking lot of Ochsner Westbank Sunday and drove off in a deputy’s marked car. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says Ruffin was being treated for a seizure and other injuries they believe he was now faking.

Cut 9 (11) “…on her.” 

The stolen unit was later found abandoned in Algiers.

Wildfires in the Bayou State increased dramatically over the weekend prompting a statewide burn ban. Ag and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain…

Cut 4 (08) “…massive wildfires.”

He says several burn piles got out of control and they believe in some blazes arson could be involved.

The family of Jerome Stevenson have hired nationally renowned civil rights lawyer Ben Crump as they are seeking justice and more information on Stevenson’s in-custody death in Marksville. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (30)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.”