330PM LRN Newscast July 10

Governor Edwards is back in Louisiana after speaking with President Trump about criminal justice reform efforts. During an appearance on AM Baton Rouge on Talk 107-3, the governor defended what he called progress in reducing the state’s inmate population. Critics, like Attorney General Jeff Landry and Senator John Kennedy have slammed Edwards, saying the reforms are putting dangerous criminals back on the streets. Edwards countered by saying most of the excess prisoners that boosted the state’s incarceration rate were behind bars for getting busted for holding drugs.

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The state has entered negotiations to purchase 10-thousand voting machines from Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Interim Secretary of State Kyle Aroin ays the plan is for the state to replace early voting machines, five parishes at a time, starting this year.  Phase two is expected by 2020.

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A mother was stabbed to death while pushing her one-year-old son in a stroller in Gretna. That’s according to authorities who say the suspect 41-year-old Damone Ussin, and the victim 35-year-old Tarniel Gray of Gretna had a dating relationship. Ussin has been arrested for second degree murder and Gretna Captain Russell Lloyd says the child was not injured and was discovered crying next to his deceased mother…

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Lloyd says Ussin has an extensive criminal history

The Tigers are installing the largest video board in college baseball in Alex Box Stadium and it’s set to go online for the 2019 season opener in February. The goliath sits right off left field and is 71 feet wide and nearly 38 feet tall. LSU Baseball Publicist Bill Franques says it’s really going to add to the game day experience.

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LSU Baseball has had the highest attendance rate of any college baseball program since 1996.