08:30 Newscast, September 30th, 2016

One of the most popular annual events in the state gets underway this weekend. The Angola Prison Rodeo, dubbed The Wildest Show in the South, takes place every year on Sundays in October and there are 5 in 2016. Angola spokesperson Gary Young says it’s more than just inmates riding bulls…:
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The event is best known for its arts and crafts.

The Louisiana National Guard says the bunker that exploded at Camp Minden operated the way it was designed to handle such a blast, as it contained and controlled the M6 propellant. Matt Harris with Louisiana State Police says no people or property were hurt in the explosion…:
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Explosive Service International is responsible for the destruction of all 15 million pounds of explosives being stored at Camp Minden.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office says area schools are on a “soft lock down” because of what they call nonspecific social media threats that may be linked to clown sightings. They say initial indications show that this message may have also circulated in south Louisiana yesterday. Deputies are on higher alert than usual and extra patrols in Rapides Parish have been dispatched to keep watches on schools.

Tomorrow night will be the first time LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron will get to show whether he has what it takes to turn the season around. Halen Doughty reports…:
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