5:30 PM LRN Newscast

LSU is looking for 25 fans to sit on a council that will provide suggestions to the athletic department on how to improve the game day experience on campus. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”  

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office has arrested a man who allegedly threatened to harm his estranged wife, who works at Martha Vineyard Elementary School in Ponchatoula. The threat led to an increase in police presence and deputies have arrested the suspect 39-year-old Chad Milton of Ponchatoula.

The deal to transfer control of University Health Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe from BRF to Oschner has been agreed to and should become effective October 1st.  The 294-million dollar deal with Oschner is a 40-million dollar increase over the current contract with BRF. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says it’s a fitting end to a long saga.

Cut 6 (07) “…going forward”

In the past week, Lake Charles area authorities have seen an uptick in synthetic marijuana overdoses, where the users would become unconscious shortly after they ingested it. Acadian Ambulance Medical Director Dr. Chuck Burnell says the users told authorities the product was called Gumbo or Bubblegum

Cut 3 (13) “…the weird effects.”