4:30 PM Newscast July 16

Gambling charges against former LSU player Kayshon Boutte have been dropped. He was arrested in January for illegal online gaming. In a press release from the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office announcing the charges were dropped it says Boutte did not bet against himself or his team. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says that’s interesting to note…

Cut 15 (10)  “…they’re making it.”

The legal gambling age in Louisiana is 21 and Boutte was underage when the bets were placed.

A new report from Bankrate found more than one-third of U.S. workers say they’re living paycheck to paycheck on their current salary. Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster said the study focused on workers because they’re the group most impacted by the inflated cost of living.

Cut 3 (07) “…the present.”

 

The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association (LADA) recently released its 2023 Economic Impact Report. President and CEO of LADA Coulter McMahen says the industry is important to Louisiana’s economy, providing over 33,000 jobs and significant tax revenue.

Cut 9 (08) “…Louisiana.”

 

Louisiana State Police wants YOU to vote for them in the 2024 American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. All 50 states submitted a photo of their cruiser for the contest. The top 13 will be featured in the 2025 AAST wall calendar, and the top-voted cruiser will be on the cover. LSP Sgt. Ross Brennan…

cut 8 (12) “…with this calendar.”

3:30 PM Newscast July 16

The man accused of killing a Loranger woman and her four-year-old daughter will face the death penalty in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

 

More than one-third of U.S. workers say they’re living paycheck to paycheck says a new report from Bankrate. Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster says the only sure way to avoid living paycheck to paycheck is to be rich. She advises…

Cut 5 (12)  “…and then essentials.”

 

Gambling charges against former LSU player Kayshon Boutte have been dropped. He was arrested in January for illegal online gaming. The East Baton Rouge Parish DA’s office says Boutte has completed a gambling awareness program and executed a self-ban. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says it’s a classic case of prosecutorial discretion because no one was harmed…

Cut 13 (12)  “…the matter.”

Boutte was under 21 when the bets were placed, and the DA says he did not bet against himself or his team.

Speaking on their 2023 Economic Impact Report, President and CEO of The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association, Coulter McMahen says without Louisiana Auto Dealers, the bayou state loses jobs and significant sales tax revenue. As for the future of Louisiana Automobile Dealers…

Cut 11 (12) ” …marginal increase.”

LRN PM Newscall July 16

A new report from Bankrate found 34% of U.S. workers are living paycheck to paycheck. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (28) …I’m Mel Bridges.”

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The man accused of killing a Loranger woman and her four-year-old daughter will face the death penalty in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

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A new report from Bankrate found more than one-third of U.S. workers say they’re living paycheck to paycheck on their current salary. Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster said the study focused on workers because they’re the group most impacted by the inflated cost of living.

Cut 3 (07) “…the present.”

Though the study started this year, Foster believes people have less spending money now than in the past. Workers in the southern United States were most likely to report living paycheck to paycheck, which Foster says isn’t surprising.

Cut 4 (12) “…any other region.”

Foster says the only sure way to avoid living paycheck to paycheck is to be rich. Short of that, she advises living within your means and taking notice if your paycheck doesn’t cover all of your expenses.

Cut 5 (12)  “…and then essentials.”

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Voting has begun for the 2024 American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. This year, Louisiana’s submission features a state police cruiser at the LARC Acadian Village in Lafayette. Sgt. Ross Brennan with LSP says the village was chosen because it’s a…

Cut 6 (12) “…state police patrol units.”

Brennan says they considered locations such as the SuperDome to represent Louisiana in the contest, but ultimately settled on Acadian Village for its beautiful location and storied history. He says when you think of our state, chances are…

Cut 7 (11) “…different cultures.”

All 50 states submitted a photo of their cruiser for the contest. The top 13 will be featured in the 2025 AAST wall calendar, and the top-voted cruiser will be on the cover. Brennan says it’s been a while since Louisiana was featured in the calendar.

Cut 8 (12)  “…with this calendar.”

Voting runs from July 15 to 29. You can find the voting link on LSP’s social media sites.

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The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association (LADA) recently released its 2023 Economic Impact Report. President and CEO of LADA Coulter McMahen says the industry is important to Louisiana’s economy, providing over 33,000 jobs and significant tax revenue.

Cut 9 (08) “…Louisiana.”

McMahen says the independent dealer model is especially important to local communities, which is illustrated in the over 18 million dollars in charitable donations given in 2023.

Cut 10 (10) “…they’re involved.”

Without Louisiana Auto Dealers, McMahen says, the bayou state loses jobs and significant sales tax revenue. As for the future of Louisiana Automobile Dealers…

Cut 11 (12) ” …marginal increase.”

2:30 PM Newscast July 16

Underaged Gambling charges against Former LSU football standout Kayshon have been dropped. Boutte was accused of placing bets using a fictitious name while he was under the age of 21. In a statement the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office commended the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division for their investigation. The statement said while evidence shows Boutte placed bets underage, no one was financially injured, Boutte did not financially profit, and He did not bet against himself or his team.

The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association (LADA) recently released its 2023 Economic Impact Report. President and CEO of LADA Coulter McMahen says the independent dealer model is especially important to local communities, which is illustrated in the over 18 million dollars in charitable donations given in 2023.

Cut 10 (10) “…they’re involved.”

A new report from Bankrate found 34% of U.S. workers are living paycheck to paycheck. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (28) …I’m Mel Bridges.”

Voting has begun for the 2024 American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. This year, Louisiana’s submission features a state police cruiser at the LARC Acadian Village in Lafayette. Sgt. Ross Brennan with LSP says the village was chosen because it’s a…

Cut 6 (12) “…state police patrol units.”

1:30 LRN Newscast

The man accused of killing a Loranger woman and her four-year-old daughter will face the death penalty in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more.

cut 2 (32) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

 

The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association (LADA) has released its 2023 Economic Impact Report. LADA President and CEO Coulter McMahen says the industry is important to Louisiana’s economy.

cut 9 (08) “…Louisiana.”

 

A new report from Bankrate found more than one-third of U.S. workers say they’re living paycheck to paycheck on their current salary. The report found workers in the South to be most likely to report living paycheck to paycheck, which Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster says isn’t surprising.

cut 4 (12) “…any other region.”

 

Voting has begun for the 2024 American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. Sgt. Ross Brennan with LSP said they considered locations such as the SuperDome to represent Louisiana in the contest, but ultimately settled on the LARC Acadian Village in Lafayette for its beautiful location and storied history. He says when you think of our state, chances are…

cut 7 (11) “…different cultures.”

 

12:30 LRN Newscast

Republican U.S. Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana is calling on Americans not to make assumptions about why a 20-year-old gunman attempted to assassinate former president Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania last Saturday. Kennedy urges the public not to jump to conclusions on a motive.

cut 10 (12) “…broken wing.”

 
Trump has announced Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election. Once a critic of Trump, Vance has become a strong supporter and advocate for the former president’s policies. Louisiana State Treasurer John Fleming says the assassination attempt likely didn’t influence Trump’s VP choice.

cut 14 (09) “…this morning.”

 
Republican megadonor Lane Grigsby is still pushing for a state constitutional convention to be held this year so that lawmakers can approve the proposed changes in November. Grigsby believes certain fiscal matters should be taken out of the constitution to provide lawmakers more flexibility in spending state tax dollars…

cut 16 (12) “….the building.”

 

Louisiana State Police wants YOU to vote for them in the 2024 American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. All 50 states submitted a photo of their cruiser for the contest. The top 13 will be featured in the 2025 AAST wall calendar, and the top-voted cruiser will be on the cover. LSP Sgt. Ross Brennan…

cut 8 (12) “…with this calendar.”

 

11:40 LRN Sportscast

LSU football Coach Brian Kelly said at SEC Media Days that the keys to the offense have been handed to Garrett Nussmeier to lead what is hoped to be an explosive offense. Nussmeier could have easily entered the transfer portal as he waited his turn for the last two seasons behind Jayden Daniels. But the Lake Charles native says he chose LSU for a reason after his high school playing career ended in Texas…
Cut 18 (17) “…always right.”

Grambling quarterback Myles Crawley has been named SWAC Offensive Preseason Player of the Year. He threw for 23-hundred yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Southern defensive lineman Ckelby Givens has been named defensive player of year. Southern and Grambling are picked to finish in the middle of the SWAC Western Division behind Alcorn and Prairie View.

The U-L Lafayette athletics director Bryan Maggard has agreed to a contract extension through June 30th 2019. Maggard has been with the Cajuns since 2017 and during that time the school has won 21 Sun Belt Conference, bowl game and NCAA regional championships in mens and women’s sports. U-L Lafayette is also in the middle of a 65-million dollar renovation project of its football stadium.

Two LSU pitchers were selected by the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball draft. Right-hander Thatcher Hurd went in the third round to the Bronx Bombers and in the sixth round, New York took left-hander Griffen Herring, raising the possibility Herring will not return to LSU.

Power hitting first baseman Jared Jones has yet to be drafted, raising the chances he returns to LSU and shortstop Michael Braswell says he is returning to LSU.

The Chicago White Sox selected Louisiana Tech outfielder Cole McConnell in the tenth round after hitting .378 for the Bulldogs last season. The Chicago Cubs drafted Nicholls first baseman Edgar Alvarez.

 

11:30 LRN Newscast

Donald Trump has announced Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election. Once a critic of Trump, Vance has since become a strong supporter and advocate of the former president’s policies. Louisiana State Treasurer John Fleming…

cut 12 (11) “…very, very satisfactory.”

Vance’s strong defense of Trump in media appearances likely helped solidify him as the VP pick.

 
A new report from Bankrate found more than one-third of U.S. workers say they’re living paycheck to paycheck. Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster says the study focused on workers because they’re the group most impacted by the inflated cost of living.

cut 3 (07) “…the present.”

Workers in the southern U.S. were most likely to report living paycheck to paycheck.

 

Governor Jeff Landry has designated this week as Rural Road Safety Awareness Week. Greg Fischer with the Louisiana Highway Safety Committee says rural roads are deceptively dangerous, as more than 62% of fatal crashes in Louisiana in 2022 were on rural roads. Factors in rural road fatalities include excessive speed, drinking and not wearing a seatbelt.

cut 8 (09) “…crashes.”

 

Voting has begun for the 2024 American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. This year, Louisiana’s submission features a state police cruiser at the LARC Acadian Village in Lafayette. Sgt. Ross Brennan with LSP says the village was chosen because it has…

cut 6 (12) “…state police patrol units.”

10:30 LRN Newscast July 16

Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says they will seek the death penalty against Danial Callihan, the man charged in the death of a Loranger women and her four-year-old daughter. 36-year-old Callihan is accused of killing 35-year-old Callie Brunett, kidnapping her daughters, and taking them to Mississippi. It was in Mississippi where the younger daughter was believed to be suffocated.  He also faces charges in Mississippi along with his accomplice 32-year-old Victoria Cox.  Callihan is being held in Louisiana and is awaiting trial.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Ohio Senator J-D Vance as his running mate. He’s only 39 years old. But Republican Louisiana State Treasurer John Fleming believes his youth will only help the Republican Party…

Cut 13 (12)  “…working people.”
Louisiana Republican U-S Senator John Kennedy is calling on Americans not to make assumptions about what led to the security failures that allowed Thomas Matthew Crooks to get a clean shot at Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Kennedy asks for patience as authorities attempt to gain answers…

Cut 11 (14) “…get the facts.”

The FBI is the lead agency investigating the assassination attempt.

A wind turbine and its components from Ireland, have arrived at Avondale Global Gateway in Jefferson Parish. The onshore turbine will be installed at the Port Fourchon Coastal Wetlands Park. Jeff Keever with Avondale says the turbine will do more than just provide renewable energy…

Cut 5 (10) “…Gulf of Mexico.”

9:30 LRN Newscast

The Republican National Convention continues today in Milwaukee. The big story yesterday was President Trump’s first public appearance since Saturday’s assassination attempt and Trump has picked Ohio Senator J-D Vance as his running mate. Louisiana State Treasurer John Fleming says it’s an excellent pick and he does not think the assassination attempt influenced Trump’s V-P choice…
cut 14 (09) “….this morning”

Republican megadonor Lane Grigsby is still pushing for a constitutional convention to be held this year so that lawmakers can approve the proposed changes in November. Grigsby believes certain fiscal matters should be taken out of the constitution to provide lawmakers more flexibility in spending state tax dollars…
cut 16 (12) “….the building”

Louisiana’s first wind turbine and its components have arrived at Avondale Global Gateway in Jefferson Parish from Ireland. Jeff Keever with Avondale says this turbine represents exciting new things for Louisiana that have already started even though the turbine isn’t up and running yet.
Cut 4 (11) “…Gulf of Mexico.”
The turbine will be installed by Gulf Wind Technology early next year at the Port Fourchon Coastal Wetlands Park.

Governor Jeff Landry has proclaimed this week as Rural Road Safety Awareness Week. According to 2022 data, 62-percent of fatal crashes in Louisiana were on rural roads. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission spokesperson Greg Fischer says the open road gives some people the need to speed…
cut 9 (11) “….behind your vehicle”