8:30 LRN Newscast August 6th

Louisiana Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc says one year in, the criminal justice reforms put in place last year are showing great results. That’s in response to comments from Louisiana District Attorney’s Association President Ricky Babin who expressed concerns about dangerous criminals being let out. LeBlanc says the parole reforms have led to a noticeable drop in caseloads to under 135 per officer.
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Leblanc says probation and parole agents can focus more on the highest risk, highest need offenders, which will lead to better public safety and rehabilitation.

St. Martinville Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in trying to determine who killed a 17-year-old last night. Authorities says the male victim was shot multiple times and died from his injuries at a local hospital.

Senior tight end Foster Moreau will wear jersey number 18 this season. Kevin Barnhart has more on his reaction of joining the one-eight club…
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And it’s National Farmers Market Week and Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain is urging consumers to visit a farmers market and roadside stand. Strain says it’s not just a great place to buy fresh food, it’s an event…
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Strain says the state department of agriculture has a list of local farmers markets in your area on their website.