11:30 Newscast February 3rd, 2015

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a first-grade teacher for allegedly striking a student . Witnesses reported seeing 31-year-old Chanel Lemelle of Bains Lower Elementary in St. Francisville, berate, kick, and slap a student. Sheriff’s spokesperson Erin Foster says they met with school board officials regarding teacher complaints about Lemelle…:
CUT 6 (12) “warrant for her”
Lemelle is charged with cruelty to juveniles.

The Alexandria Police Department says a man and woman have been charged with 1st degree murder in the death of a 9 month old child. They say the baby died in March of last year and the case was brought before a grand jury this month who decided to indict the mother and stepfather for murder. Michelle Cotten and Bill Cotten, both 21 years old of Eunice, were booked today and are being held on a million dollars bond each.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services released the 2015 Louisiana Child Support Most Wanted poster. It features the names and photos of 14 non-custodial parents who owe nearly half a million dollars in past-due child support. You can view the poster online at dcfs.louisiana.gov and if you know the whereabouts of a person on it please contact authorities.

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore wants to see Louisiana implement an air monitoring system, paid for by private companies. Honore, who was in charge of military relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, now leads a coalition of environmental groups called the Green Army. He says the state has 150 chemical plants and no system in place to monitor what they put into the air…:
CUT 10 (09) “we do that”
The Green Army proposes a series of sensors to be installed outside of chemical plants, monitoring the air quality.