14:30 Newscast, December 29th, 2016

Louisiana ranks third for police officers killed in line of duty in 2016. That’s according to President of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Craig Floyd. He says too often the service of officers is taken for granted which is why they are opening the National Law Enforcement Museum in 2018…:
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He says nationwide, 135 police officers were killed this year.

State Police have made an arrest in a deadly pedestrian hit and run incident that happened on December 20th in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 36-year-old Corey Peeples of Denham Springs. Troopers said an investigation lead them to 49-year-old Debra Ridges who they believe hit Peeples as he was walking, then fled. Bridges is charged with hit and run and obstruction.

Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton believes the sad case about a mother dumping her baby in a trash can at a New Roads Walmart exposes an actual problem with Louisiana law. He says Louisiana should factor in the mental state of the defendant…:
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34-year-old Kyandrea Thomas is charged with attempted second degree murder.

Authorities in Washington Parish arrest an 18-year-old accused of vandalizing and stealing from Louisiana National Guard members. Major Justin Brown with the Franklinton Police Department says the suspect is identified as Evantrell Tennessee who they pegged with the help of DNA:
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Brown says Tennessee is accused of trashing and robbing several soldiers’ vehicles while the troops were training, and they believe he had help.