PM LRN Newscall August 26

According to the personal finance magazine Kiplinger, Louisiana is the third most tax friendly state in the nation. Michelle Southern has that…:

CUT 1 (34) “reporting”


The Slidell Police Department says a man who was desperate to pay his probation fees allegedly robbed a woman and baby of a diaper bag. Michelle Southern has that…:

CUT 2 (30) “reporting”


According to the personal finance magazine Kiplinger, Louisiana is the third most tax friendly state in the nation. Senior Associate Editor Sandy Block says their rankings were based on rates for income, sales and gas taxes. She says a big boost for Louisiana is the fact that we have the lowest property taxes in the nation…:

CUT 3 (08) “in Louisiana”

Block says property in Louisiana is assessed at 10 percent of its fair market value. She also says our gas tax is well below average at 20 cents a gallon. Block says as a result, Louisiana is a very tax friendly place for retirees…:

CUT 4 (09) “those counts too”

Block says the most tax friendly state is Delaware followed by Wyoming, then Mississippi and Alabama are ranked just below Louisiana. She says they have a tax map tool on their website,, to help people make the most financially sound decision when considering a move to another state…:

CUT 5 (06) “and local taxes”


The Houma Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency in Louisiana that will use body cameras. Chief Todd Duplantis says the Terrebonne Parish Council has purchased 84 cameras that will be equipped to an officers’ uniform. He says it should be a great benefit to their department

CUT 6 (11)  “from officers”

Duplantis says with the body cameras, any interaction between a police officer and the public will be videoed, which should lead to a reduction in citizen and use of force complaints

CUT 7 (08) “what happened”

Duplantis says the video will also help prosecutors when a criminal case goes before a judge or jury

CUT 8 (10) “..what happened”


A disorganized area of thunderstorms in the northern Gulf of Mexico has the attention of the National Hurricane Center. Donald Jones, with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says the weak cluster of thunderstorm activity is associated with a weak frontal boundary

CUT 9 (11)  “minimal”

Jones says there’s a low chance this disturbed area will grow into a tropical storm, but it will produce showers and thunderstorms for areas in south Louisiana…

CUT 10 (06) “for the weekend”

Jones says it’s unlikely we’ll see a tropical storm develop from this area of thunderstorms

CUT 11 (03) “five days


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is the father of a new baby girl. Brees says his wife Brittany gave birth their fourth child and their first girl last night. He says mom and child are doing just fine…

CUT 12 (10) “for ever”

The family’s first girl will be little sister to brothers Baylen, Bowen, and Callen. Brees says the entire family is excited…

CUT 13 (13) “got their wish”

Brees is holding off on announcing the girl’s name until its on the birth certificate. And he believes this will be the last addition to their immediate family

cut 14 (10) “(laughter)”