7:30 LRN Newscast

Three Louisiana State Police Troopers who took a side trip to Vegas during former Superintendent Mike Edmondson’s tenure and allegedly had themselves a night out on the town at the state’s expense, had their disciplinary sentences significantly reduced by the State Police Commission. Metropolitan Crime Commission President Rafael Goyeneche says that’s highly disappointing.
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The commission restored the ranks of two of the troopers who were demoted and overturned a letter of reprimand for another one.

The season begins Monday for Louisiana shrimpers, but they are threatening to strike, because cheap imports have flooded the market, causing prices to drop. Louisiana Shrimpers Association President Acy Cooper says tariffs are only a temporary fix. He says a better soultion is a cap on imported shrimp….
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Cooper urges consumers to buy Louisiana shrimp.

Several new traffic laws went into effect as of August 1. Kevin Barnhart has the details on a few of them.
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The Saints opened preseason play by scoring two touchdowns in the 4th quarter to beat Jacksonville 24-20 last night. But Coach Sean Payton is not happy the Jaguars scored on their first three possessions.

And after hearing his appeal, the NCAA has upheld LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton’s two-year suspension for tampering with a drug test, so he’s still ineligible to play this season.