17:30 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 wonders how White could shoot himself while he’s handcuffed…

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

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, Leblanc refused to drop his weapon and eventually pointed his gun at the officers…

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

Disturbing accusations are coming out about a Baton Rouge TV personality who was shot dead yesterday by his producer who then turned the gun on himself. Michelle Southern reports…

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A U.S. District Judge heard arguments today regarding an abortion rights organization’s request for a temporary restraining order to block the state from enforcing a law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. A ruling is expected tomorrow.