330PM LRN News

A proposed 500 million dollar Wanhua chemical processing facility in suburban New Orleans is shut down in a unanimous 5-0 vote by the Westwego City Council. Councilmember Glen Green says local residents were outraged by the proposal, and that anger was just made worse by the Wanhua spokesperson’s inability or refusal to respond to local resident’s concerns at the public meeting.

Cut 13 (10) “…concerns”

A near three-year-old murder mystery involving the killing of a bald eagle in Claiborne Parish may have come to it’s conclusion with the arrest of an 18-year-old Daniel Smith of Homer, who is accused of shooting the bird in February of 17’. During the investigation, Wildlife and Fisheries spokesperson Adam Einck says they searched Smith’s phone, which led to the arrest of two others for crimes not related to the eagle…

Cut 5 (09) “…name it”

A juvenile was also cited as a result.



Areas in Iberville, Pointe Coupee and St. Landry parishes are set to get accsess to broadband internet as part of 15 million dollars of investments by the USDA. The money comes from the $600 million Congress provided to the USDA to expand broadband infrastructure.  A new round of loans and grants will rollout this Friday and USDA rural development state director Roy Holleman says the goal is to secure more funding for the state.

Cut 11 (09) “…everywhere we can.”

Star Telephone Company will use the half grant and half loan funding to rollout 154 miles of optical fiber and 95 miles of drop optical fiber cable. 

Private archeologists raise concerns that an alleged slave burial ground on the site of an upcoming Formosa plant in St. James they studied may not be as old as thought, and could possibly be the remains of white people…

Cut 8 (06) “…about yet.”