LRN PM Newscall November 28th

A shootout in Baton Rouge left two people dead and several injured. Don Molino has the story…

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Only 22,200 people cast a ballot on the first day of early voting in the December 10th runoff elections. Michelle Southern reports.

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Two people are dead and several injured following a shootout in Baton Rouge. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says last night police responded to a shooting on Essen Lane. He says 48-year-old Terrell Walker allegedly shot his girlfriend, 30-year-old April Peck, multiple times while sitting in a car and then pushed her out of the vehicle.

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Edmonson says when several good Samaritans tried to help Peck, Walker turned the car around and drove into the crowd, hitting two people. He says when EMS arrived, he also fired shots at the first responders, wounding one person. He says the suspect then fled the scene, and a manhunt ensued leading police to Bluebonnet Blvd.

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Edmonson says the wounded EMS worker and bystanders were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. He says State Police is investigating the officer involved shooting of Walker.

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Officials in New Orleans are exploring ways they can make the streets safer following another deadly shooting on Bourbon Street over the weekend claimed the life of one person and injured 9 others. NOPD Chief Michael Harrison praised his officers for their response time, but admits more has to be done.

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Harrison blames the latest incident on an argument between two men and both remain at large. He says they had around 40 officers in that area at the time…:

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This has been the 4th major shooting on Bourbon Street in 4 years. Harrison says he’s aware that metal detectors are being used in Memphis on Beale street and says at this time nothing is being ruled out for The Big Easy…:

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Early voting for the December 10th runoff elections began on Saturday, and the turnout was not spectacular. John Couvillion with JMC Analytics says in the primary, 87,000 people turned out on the first day of early voting…:

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Voters in Louisiana still need to cast ballots for the final two candidates in the US Senate race, and the 3rd and 4th Congressional District races. Couvillion believes the low numbers are due to voter fatigue, and the fact that most people are busy with the holidays. He says this does not look good for overall early voting turnout in the runoff elections…:

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Analysts have predicted that the Republican will win in the races against Democrats. Couvillion projects that the overall turnout will be between 17-35%. He says on the first day of early voting in the presidential race, 27% of blacks turned out to cast a ballot compared to 19% on Saturday…:

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A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after she attacked her husband with a turkey. Sgt. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police says a juvenile male called police on Thanksgiving Day to report that his parents were fighting. He says the situation escalated when 32-year-old Helen Jackson pulled a knife on her husband.

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Coppola says Jackson was arrested on multiple charges.

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A tornado watch is in effect until five o’ clock for much of Louisiana. Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria and Lake Charles are all covered by the watch box. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the severe weather threat will continue into tonight and tomorrow…

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Keim says lightning, damaging winds and heavy rainfall are possible with this storm system that might not leave the state until Wednesday…

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Keim says a strong cold front is clashing with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to produce this severe weather…

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