6:30 LRN Newscast

Twenty-five-year-old Aaliyah (Ah-lee-ha) Jack of Lake Charles was arrested in Mississippi after the body of her four-year-old son was found Monday in a body of water behind the Vinton Welcome Center. But Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Stitch Guillory says her one-year-old child was found alive about six miles away in a ditch on I-10. Guillory says it’s a miracle the child is alive. He says an autopsy will be performed on the four-year-old.
cut 10 (07) “…reveal that.”
For now Jack has been arrested for failure to report a missing child.

A recent nationwide survey of small business owners finds inflation remains the top problem, but optimism is at its highest point since December 2023. NFIB’s Todd Pack says their Small Business Optimism Index is up to 91.5 but that’s still below average…
Cut 7 (06) “…ninety-eight.”

Colorado State University has updated its 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook; now they’re calling for an even busier season. Mel Bridges has the details.
Cut 3 (29) “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

There are still about seven thousand customers who are without power in northwest Louisiana as a result of Beryl. Most of the outages are in Bossier and Desoto parishes.