07:30 LRN Newscast – 02-28-20

23rd Judicial District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc has resigned following her admission of her use of the n-word in an angry text message to former Assumption Parish Chief Deputy Bruce Prejean as their extramarital affair ended. Baton Rouge attorney Franz Borghardt says it would have been difficult for her to continue in her role…
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Leblanc told a Baton Rouge TV station that she used the slur to describe a black sheriff’s deputy and black law clerk in her district. In the resignation letter, LeBlanc admitted to the extramarital affair, but says that three members of her bench knew of her previous relationship, having direct meetings with two of them. She also said another judge in her district, Alvin Turner, was made aware in 2017 that his own law clerk allegedly had an affair with Prejean as well.
Convicted killer and former New Orleans sportscaster Vince Marinello has died in prison. Marinello was convicted in 2008 for the murder of his wife two years earlier. He was 82.
The Dow Jones is down 12 percent in the last five days thanks to coronavirus-related fears. Matt Doyle has the story…
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The 11th ranked LSU baseball team will spend the next three days in Houston facing Texas, Baylor and 15th ranked Oklahoma at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. LSU won Wednesday night seven to one over Louisiana Tech.