8:30 LRN Newscast

Shreveport television stations are reporting a robbery suspect was fatally shot last night by police. Officers were reportedly investigating a robbery near an apartment complex when they spotted the suspect, who shot at officers. Police returned fired, striking him. He died at a local hospital and no officers were injured. It was one of three deadly shootings in Shreveport yesterday.

The Violence Policy Center says Louisiana has the fifth highest gun death rate in the nation as 21 out of every 100-thousand people die by the use of a firearm. V-P-C legislative director Kristen Rand…
cut 14 (10) “….since 2009″
And Rand says their research has determined states with the weakest gun laws and highest gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths.

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season and for those who abstain from meat on Fridays, the seafood supply is looking good. Kevin Barnhart has more.
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A cold front has dropped temperatures in the Bayou State. And National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad Bryant says there’s also a strong wind out of the northwest….
cut 5 (04) “…30 miles per hour occasionally”
Bryant says we’ll also see cool temperatures tomorrow, but it will warm-up on Friday and the weekend looks really nice.