8:30 LRN Newscast September 1

Ten years ago today, Hurricane Gustav roared through Louisiana knocking power out for one-point-five million utility customers. Houma, Baton Rouge and even central Louisiana received extensive wind damage. Former Entergy spokesperson Jeff Holeman appeared on Talk Louisiana and said the recovery was slow at first, because of the lack of power and frustration levels were high…
cut 4 (10) “…serious time”
48 deaths in Louisiana were blamed on Gustav.

A St. James Parish employee faces aggravated cruelty to animal charges after he allegedly fatally shot his neighbor’s dog when he walked on his property and it happened in front of kids waiting at a bus stop. 54-year-old Brian Lambert was taken into custody and Jeff Dorson with the Humane Society of Louisiana hopes he gets a severe punishment…
cut 8 (08) “….all values”

For the first time in several years, LSU will start the season on Sunday against Miami with unproven running backs. But LSU sideline reporter Gordy Rush says the Tigers will still look to run the ball and he expects good things from Nick Brosette and the other backs…
Cut 19 (21) “ come Sunday night”
Brossette rushed for just 96 yards last season. Kick-off is at 6:30.

One college football game in the state today and that’s in Lafayette where the Ragin Cajuns start the Billy Napier era by hosting Grambling State. It’s the first time the two schools meet on the football field.

In high school football last night, Haynesville defeated North Webster 28-19, Ruston rocked Neville 41-7, Alexandria nipped Ferriday 15-14, Sulphur outscored Carencro 54-42 and Acadiana beat Kaplan 27-20.