13:30 Newscast August 28, 2014

The family of a 22-year-old New Iberia man who sustained a fatal gunshot wound while in police custody is asking the US Justice Department to investigate the circumstances of his death. The Iberia Parish coroner has ruled Victor White III’s death to be a suicide. But Monroe lawyer Carol Powell-Lexing says how could White shoot himself while he’s handcuffed…

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Powell-Lexing has been hired by White’s family to represent them.

Officials in St. John the Baptist Parish are increasing the chlorine levels in their water system after testing confirmed the presence of a deadly brain-eating amoeba. This brain-eating amoeba was previously detected in St. Bernard and DeSoto Parishes and has killed three people in Louisiana since 2011. In all three cases it was from tap water getting up the victims’ nose. Officials say the water is safe to drink and cook with, but the public should avoid tap water going up their noses.

An investigation is underway into a fatal shooting involving a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff Jason Ard says 48-year-old Freddie Leblanc was armed when deputies responded to a call of an attempted suicide. Ard says despite repeated demands, the subject refused to drop his weapon and Leblanc eventually pointed his gun at the officers…

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The Livingston Parish Coroner’s office pronounced Leblanc dead the scene.

Troubling allegations are coming out about Baton Rouge TV personality Scott Rogers, who was fatally shot yesterday allegedly by his producer who then turned the gun on himself. On the Jim Engster Show today, nameless victims came forward and claimed Rogers had been physically and sexually abusing them since they were children. One victim said Rogers fostered and adopted the children he abused and tortured…

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That victim claimed he contacted federal authorities to tell his story when he learned Rogers adopted two young children. The alleged gunman, Mathew Hodgkins, is in critical condition.