10:30 LRN Newscast August 8th

Governor Edwards announces State Police are applying for two federal grants to help promote school safety…
Voicer 2 (32) ”I’m Matt Doyle”

We are waiting on an official I-D from the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office regarding the woman pulled from Lake Ponchatrain. It’s believed that it’s 32-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux who was reported missing after an unmanned sailboat was found Sunday night. The coroner is also expected to give an official cause of death.

A now former police officer in Oak Grove has been arrested on an accusation he raped a teenager. Senior State Police Trooper Michael Reichardt says investigators have determined 27-year-old David Tyler Boyd of Lake Providence had sexual intercouse with a teen after receiving a complaint last month. Reichardt says Boyd was booked on a charge of second-degree rape…
cut 14 (06) “…already bonded out”
Boyd reportedly resigned as a police officer shortly before his arrest.

Despite several major hurricanes hitting the area, a new US Census Bureau Report reveals the population along the Gulf Coast has increased almost 25-percent from 2000 to 2016, the fastest growth among coastline regions. Demographer Greg Rigamer says the rebuild after a hurricane provides employment opportunities….
cut 5 (09) “….creates construction jobs”
The Census data shows a population gain in counties along the Gulf Coast every year, except 2005.