130PM LRN Newscast July 8

Online Fantasy Sports legalization will be on the ballot in every parish for the November election, giving voters a chance to legalize the use of online services like Draft Kings and FanDuel in their parish. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says it’s likely a few parishes won’t legalize it, which means they’ll have to set up geofences, which track your devices location and restrict access to the websites. But Jones warned that could get expensive.

Cut 10 (13) “to cost”

It’s time to get back into the consciousness of school zones and school buses with children returning to class from summer break. That’s the message from AAA. Spokesperson Don Redman who says it’s crucial for drivers to remember not to pass stopped school buses.

Cut 4 (07) “…who is impatient.”

An Oak Grove police officer has resigned following his arrest on charges of rape on a teenager.  Authorities made the arrest following an investigation stemming from a complaint received in July pertaining to the now former officer. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt of the LSP confirms the identity of the arrested individual.

Cut 13 (08) “…Lake Providence area.” 

Swamp pop legend and trumpet player GG Shinn has passed away after a long illness at his home in Monroe. Shinn was 78-years-old. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame executive director Michael Shepherd says hinn played with several different groups like Chase, Roller Coasters and the Fabulous Boogie Kings…

Cut 7 (10) “play trumpet”

Shinn had a club in Lafayette. He also played at dancehalls in St. Martinville and Opelousas.