12:30 Newscast, July 31st, 2017

New laws take effect tomorrow that seek to curb the litter problem in Louisiana. One law lowers the fine for littering from $1,000 to $900. Fines for littering were doubled in 2015, which triggered jury trial provisions that made enforcement less likely….:
Cut 3 (11) “throwing them out”
That’s Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Susan Russell.

Slidell Police say a domestic disturbance lead to a fatal stabbing Sunday evening. Detective Daniel Seuzeneau says officers learned that the suspect, 25-year-old Joseph Thibodeaux of Pearl River, was arguing with his fiance, and threatening to stab others in the house including the fiance’s uncle who died at the scene. Thibodeaux is charged with second degree murder.

Tomorrow, Lafayette becomes the 11th Louisiana city to prohibit smoking in bars, clubs and public places as the ban takes effect..:
Cut 2 (28) “I’m Halen Doughty”