1:30 PM Newscast June 14

The FBI is now the lead agency in the horrific kidnapping and murder of a three-year-old girl from Loranger. Erin Brunett and her 6-year-old sister Jalie were taken from their home by 36-year-old Daniel Callahan, who allegedly killed their mother Callie Brunett, and took them to Jackson, Mississippi. It now appears Callahan had an accomplice. 32-year-old Victoria Cox has been arrested in connection with the case. While detectives work the scene, Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade… questions why Callahan brought them to Mississippi.

Cut 5 (07)  “…find out.”


Jackson TV Station WLBT reports that Callhan’s last known address was Lincoln County and that he has a previous criminal record which includes sexual battery.


Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards expressed frustration over the Amber Alert issued for the girls Thursday. He says the alert issued by Louisiana State Police came three hours after it was requested Thursday morning.



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. Political analyst, Bernie 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.

Cut 12 (10) “…regular session.” 



After months of legal disputes, preparatory work on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is set to resume. Houma Representative Jerome Zerengue (rhymes with merengue) says the diversion, which would redirect some of the Mississippi’s sediment-heavy water into a new channel and guide it into the Barataria Basin, has years of research behind it.

Cut 6 (08) “…go wham. ”