10:30 LRN Newscast April 23

More job loss is coming in Louisiana’s oil and gas sector. LSU economist Loren Scott says the state is losing jobs at the rate of about 21-thousand a year. And he says a lot of big companies are planning to stop drilling in the Gulf.

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40 to 50 jobs employees of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. in the Gulf of Mexico will also be laid off.

The Humane Society of Louisiana is holding seminars across the state to teach law enforcement more about how to handle cases of animal abuse. Jeff Dorson, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana, says social media is helping them prosecute more cases of animal abuse because people are sharing evidence when they see it.

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A campaign begins today in Louisiana that aims to get more pickup truck drivers to wear their seat belts. Don Molino has more…

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Attorney General Jeff Landry has announced that two Northwest Louisiana men have been arrested on child pornography charges. 54-year-old James Lucius of Bossier City is charged with 500 counts of possession of child pornography involving juveniles under age 13. 24-year-old Stephen Harris of Shreveport is facing one possession charge for child pornography.