530PM LRN Newscast July 27

For the last decade, more than one million Entergy customers throughout the state have been paying charges to cover the cost of repairs to damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says Former Entergy Louisiana customers will see an average monthly reduction of $5.44. Campbell says it’s welcomed savings at this time of the year.

Cut 4 (06) “…rates go down.”

A Morning Consult poll shows Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating slipped under 50 percent during the brutal legislative sessions between April and June. Edwards’ has generally maintained one of the highest approval ratings for a Democratic governor. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says it’s important to note that the poll may not be giving us the full picture.

Cut 7 (07)  “decline”

Alexandria is playing host to all nine divisions of the Dixie Girls Softball World Series, which is estimated to bring in over five thousand visitors.  The Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates the week-long event will have quite the economic impact to the area.  CVB Executive Director, Sherry Ellington says the community has experience hosting the event.

Cut 10 (05) “largest one so far”

Five Amite residents are facing federal charges for allegedly torturing a 22-year-old autistic woman, forcing her to eat dog feces and drink her mother’s ashes. LSU Health Science Center New Orleans Forensic Psychiatrist Graham Spruiell says he understands the public is having trouble coming to terms with the depravity of the alleged crime, but says there’s just some people on earth who are relatively mentally stable, and just don’t hold human life in high regard.

Cut 14 (11) “disorder”