LRN Newscast 17:30 October 30

We have a tragic story to report out of St. Martin Parish today. Two teenage girls who were walking to school this morning were struck and killed by a pick-up truck. A third girl was also hit and she’s in serious condition at a Baton Rouge hospital. Trooper Jared Sandifer says the investigation is ongoing and impairment is supected on the driver’s part….
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The driver has been identified as 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham of Breaux Bridge and charges are pending against him. He’s in a Lafayette hospital in critical condition.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s office announces they’ve arrested a 29-year-old Slidell man on 25 counts of distributing child pornography. The A-G’s office says if Jeremy Petry is convicted as charged, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count of child pornography.

Last night’s televised US Senate debate was the final one before Tuesday’s election. La-politics-dot-com’s Jeremy Alford says the most intense part of the debate occurred when the candidates discussed the minimum age a person should be allowed to collect full Social Security benefits….
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Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challengers Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness also debated Medicaid expansion, immigration, and what to do about ISIS.

A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows shrimp continuing to be mislabeled across the United States. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry says it is frustrating that so much shrimp and other seafood is labeled as domestic, when it’s not. He says the government needs to take action…
cut 8 (09) “on the books”
He says loopholes in the law allow seafood processors to easily pass off foreign shrimp as domestic shrimp.