8:30 LRN Newscast

An Alexandria mom accused of murdering her 5-year-old daughter has been declared “clinically deceased” after an attempted suicide while in the Rapides Parish Jail. Sheriff William Hilton says it appears all policies were followed. But Jasmine Anderson’s lawyer Chad Guillot says it’s unacceptable.
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Anderson claimed her daughter suffered a fatal neck injury in a car accident, but detectives say the injuries are not consistent with a car wreck.

Kenner Representative Julie Stokes announces she will not seek reelection this fall. Stokes is known as a moderate Republican, who has also battled breast cancer and failed in an attempt to be the Secretary of State….
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Two adults and a toddler have died from their injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in the LaSalle Parish town of Olla. The wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a Ford Fiesta occurred around 11:30 AM on Highway 127. The three passengers in the Ford Fiesta were pronounced dead at the scene. State Police say none of them, including the toddler, were restrained.

Cutting down on belly fat may double a cancer patient’s chance at survival within the first seven years after diagnosis. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
Voicer 1 (33) “I’m Kevin Barnhart ”