11:30 LRN Newscast August 8

Latest data from US Census Bureau shows a population increase along the Gulf Coast of three million people or nearly 25-percent between 2000 and 2016. Jeff Palermo has more..
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An Oak Grove Police officer has been arrested and charged with second-degree rape. State Police Trooper Michael Reichardt says their investigation revealed 27-year-old David Tyler Boyd of Lake Providence had sex with a teenager…..
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Boyd was arrested in Oak Grove and he has resigned as a police officer.

A team of LSU Health New Orleans researchers has discovered that even obese women can reduce the chance of passing on active obesity genes to their children by eating healthy during the pregnancy. LSU School of Public Health Professor, Doctor Richard Scribner, says if this is verified, that could make preventing the disease later in kids much easier….
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Scribner says they came to their conclusion by studying what woman in the Caribbean country of Grenada ate a diet, rich in healthy foods.

A man is in grave condition after he was shot by a Shreveport police officer yesterday afternoon. Officers were on the scene responding to a call of suspicious vehicle and the situation escalated. Police Chief Alan Crump says multiple shots were fired and the officers took the actions necessary against an alleged car thief.