11:30 LRN Newscast June 14

The FBI is investigating the horrific kidnapping and murder of a three-year-old girl from Loranger and the kidnapping of her six-year-old surviving sister. The girls were found in Mississippi Thursday afternoon. The suspect Daniel Callahan is believed to have killed their mother before taking the children. Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade:

Cut 4 (14) “…survived.” 

Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation, with personal finance website WalletHub finding 12% of state debt tradelines were paid late in the first quarter of 2024. Analyst Cassandra Happe (Happy) says it’s likely not as easy as just paying back the loan for most delinquent Louisianians.

Cut 7 (09) “…on hold.”

While Governor Jeff Landry accomplished many of his goals in the first regular legislative session of his term, he was not able to gain enough support for the constitutional convention he wanted. The push for a convention is expected to continue and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it wasn’t without support…

Cut 10 (09) “…hear it.”

An August session would be possible, but Pinsonat says the only way he believes it would happen is if the Governor can drum up enough public support to pressure the Senate to go along with the House and call the convention.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement is the lead agency investigating a fatal boating incident involving a Texas man in Sabine Parish. Agents recovered the body of 64-year-old John Martin Jr Monday evening from the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Martin was last seen launching his boat near Huxley, Texas on June 8th. What caused the boat to capsize remains unknown and when Martin was found he was not wearing a lift jacket.