3:30 PM Newscast Feb 26

Wildfire activity has been reported across the state and in DeRidder alone, within 10 minutes they had six fires says Ag and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain

Cut 5 (09) “…the parish.”


Strain says a statewide burn ban is planned


Officials from New Orleans oppose legislation that would give non-felon adults the ability to legally carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. City council president Helena Moreno says New Orleans police officers question individuals when they believe a person may be possessing a gun underneath their clothes. Moreno says it’s an important police tactic used during Mardi Gras and other big events…

Cut 13 (10) “…possible”  


Miguez says his legislation does not change current law, which prohibits guns near a parade route or in bars.


The family of Jerome Stevenson has 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.” 



State Police, NOPD, and the FBI are assisting in the search for a Jefferson Parish Correctional Center prisoner who escaped in the parking lot of Ochsner Westbank Sunday while being transported back to the correctional center. 51-year-old Leon Ruffin pepper-sprayed the deputy to gain control of the car. Sheriff Joe Lopinto…

Cut 11 (09) “…a firearm.”