12:30 Newscast September 30, 2014

The state’s annual survey of seat-belt use found that 84% of Louisiana motorists are buckling up in 2014, which is a record high. LA Highway Safety Commission Executive Director John LeBlanc says this survey proves that we are on the right track in the work that’s being done to save lives by increasing seat-belt use…

cut 7 (11) “below the state level”

He says state law says everyone in your car needs to be restrained and it’s one of the best ways to protect lives.

A US Senate candidate forum takes place tonight in Kenner. Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican candidate Rob Maness are expected to attend, but Congressman Bill Cassidy will reportedly not be there. Political Analyst Clancy Dubos says that could come back to hurt Cassidy….

cut 5 (06) “could be the difference “

Cassidy has been criticized for only participating in two televised debates and skipping out on many forums like tonight.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says the daughter and granddaughter of an elderly woman who was found dead Monday are under arrest for cruelty to the infirm. Corporal Don Copolla says the victim, 82-year-old Bessie Looney, was severely malnourished and had severely infected bed sores all over her body. He says the victim’s daughter and granddaughter both admitted to being the main caregivers of the deceased and being aware of her condition but not seeking medical attention. He says the suspects could face additional charges…

cut 11 (08) “a murder charge“

53-year-old Joleslie Looney and 17-year-old Lauren Looney were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

A Bossier City man convicted last month of stabbing his mother to death in 2011, was formally sentenced today to life in prison. Christopher Holder will spend the rest of his life behind bars with no chance of parole.