06:30 Newscast July 23rd, 2014

The governor’s office has responded to the latest legal action over the Common Core debate. A lawsuit filed yesterday claims Governor Bobby Jindal overstepped his authority when he canceled the testing contract for Common Core. Jindal’s legal counsel, Jimmy Faircloth, says the suit has no legal basis…:
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The lawsuit is seeking to reverse the Jindal administration’s decision to use the Division of Administration to cancel a vendor contract to supply Common Core testing.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office says a middle school administrator is under arrest amid allegations he was exchanging naked pictures with a teenage girl over Facebook. They say 42-year-old Edwin Chastang of Baker was arrested and charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor. The suspect is the vice principal of Southeast Middle School in Baton Rouge and the 15-year-old victim had recently went there.

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. The report was published in the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data book and study co-author Laura Speer says they took into account economic status, education, health, family and community…:
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She says another factor hurting Louisiana’s score is the fact that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation.

Gulf Shores Police say they have found the body of the teenager from Ponchatoula who went missing in choppy surf on the Alabama coast last weekend. They say 17-year-old Chaston Brown was last seen around 4pm on Sunday and his body was recovered around 2pm yesterday near East Gulf Place.

AM Newscall July 23, 2014

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. Michelle Southern has that…:

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A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. Eric Gill has more…

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Governor Jindal’s legal counsel is confident they’ll prevail in a lawsuit that claims the Jindal adminitration overstepped its legal authority to halt the implementation of Common Core. Matthew Doyle has the story…

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According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. The report was published in the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data book and study co-author Laura Speer says they took into account economic status, education, health, family and community…:

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Speer says Louisiana lags the nation in 4th and 8th grade reading and math scores and also has a poor graduation rate. She says they found that 28% of students don’t graduate on time compared to the national rate of 19%. Speer says the lowest ranking in their report is for family and community where Louisiana ranked 48th overall…:

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Speer says Louisiana’s best ranking was at No. 42 and that was in the health category with indicators including percentage of low-birth weight babies and percentage of children without health insurance. She says another factor hurting Louisiana’s score is the fact that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation.

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A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. In a plea deal, Robert Bond plead guilty to manslaughter instead of going to trial on second-degree murder charges. Bossier Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says his office is happy with the sentence…

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46-year-old Annie Bond’s charred remains were found in northern Webster Parish on November 18th. Mr. Bond received the maximum sentence for a manslaughter charge. Marvin says one of Robert and Annie’s sons, Alex, spoke at the sentencing hearing. He says the young man’s speech to the judge was touching…

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Robert Bond spoke at his sentencing hearing and asked the 60 or so family members in attendance to forgive him for what he’d done. Marvin says he and the family are glad this has come to a conclusion. He says he’s happy that this case was resolved so quickly and cannot praise the work of local law enforcement enough…

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The governor’s office has responded to the latest legal action over the Common Core debate. A lawsuit filed yesterday claims Governor Bobby Jindal overstepped his authority when he canceled the testing contract for Common Core. Jindal’s legal counsel, Jimmy Faircloth, says the suit has no legal basis…

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A collection of concerned parents and teachers were behind this latest filing. The suit claims the governor does not have the constitutional authority to dictate education policy. But Faircloth says there is no question as to whether Jindal has the authority to influence policy in this case…

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The lawsuit is seeking to reverse the Jindal administration’s decision to use the Division of Administration to cancel a vendor contract to supply Common Core testing. Faircloth says allegations the Jindal misused his authority are unfounded…

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A federal judge has sentenced a Shreveport pastor to six-and-a-half years in prison for taking minors across state lines and having sex with them. 54-year-old Andrea (Andre) Lewis, pastor of Act on Faith Ministries, was found guilty of three federal sex crimes in May. US Attorney Stephanie Finley says Lewis used his status as pastor to coerce young female church members to have sex with him…

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Evidence in the case showed Lewis transported at least three minors to and from Texas to have sex with them. The events happened between 1994 and 2000. Finley says the young girls were very brave in coming forward and sharing their stories…

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Lewis used church choir trips and other church related business to cover up the sexual abuse. He was also sentenced to three years supervised release and must register as a sex offender. Finley says Lewis violated not only his oath as a minister, but also the trust of parents and these young children…

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At Sun Belt Media Day, Ragin Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth answered questions about being the preseason favorite to win the conference. Hudspeth says he’s already told his players be prepared to receive every team’s best effort

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The Cajuns begin their season August 30th against Southern. Hudspeth expects over 40-thousand fans for the season opener at Cajun Field

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ULM’s season will get underway Thursday August 28th, with a home game against A-C-C member Wake Forecast. The Warhawks will also travel to three SEC schools, LSU, Kentucky and Texas A-and-M. Head Coach Todd Berry says the Sun Belt schedule will also be tough…

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The Warhawks are picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt, but Berry says they can surprise some people if they can stay healthy…

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17:30 Newscast July 22, 2014

A group of parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards filed a lawsuit today against Governor Jindal. They claim the governor violated his legal authority by using executive orders and contract suspensions to keep schools from using Common Core. Navis (Novice) Hill is a parent of a public school student and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Hill says Jindal is playing political games and because of that her fourth grader is preparing for a school year, not knowing what standardized test he’ll take…

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This pro Common Core lawsuit comes one day after a separate suit, which challenged whether BESE followed state law when it adopted the controversial education standards.

A federal judge has sentenced a Shreveport pastor to six-and-a-half years in prison for taking minors across state lines and having sex with them. 54-year-old Andrea (Andre) Lewis, pastor of Act on Faith Ministries, was found guilty of three federal sex crimes in May. Lewis was also sentenced to three years supervised release and must register as a sex offender. Lewis is also facing state charges.

Officials say an arrest has been made in the case of the bomb threat last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that closed the campus down for an entire day. Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman Brooks David says 30-year-old Devin Haywood of Lafayette is charged federally through the FBI with planting a hoax device and attempted armed robbery…

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David says they believe Haywood called KATC last Wednesday morning saying there was a bomb in a trash can at a park near the campus, then minutes later attempted to rob MidSouth Bank.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested a Golden Meadow Police officer in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. Spokesman Brennan Matherne says they learned 37-year-old Officer Ashley Pollard and his brother, 33-year-old Courtney Pollard were allegedly making meth for personal use. They also learned the cop’s girlfriend, Anna King, was buying products for the meth lab. Matherne says they brought in Officer Pollard for questioning Monday…

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He says Golden Meadow Police Chief Reggie Pitre issued a statement indicating Pollard resigned from the department upon his arrest.

The Monroe Police Department says a man has been arrested that they believe is responsible for hitting another man over the head with a large stick causing fatal injuries. 20-year-old Christopher Robinson is charged with second degree murder in the death of 48-year-old James Atwell. Robinson reportedly attacked Atwell during an argument over a cell phone.

LRN Sportscast 4:45 July 22nd

The Saints signed a couple of undrafted rookies today. Linebacker Marcus Thompson and nose tackle Tyrone Ezell are on the team’s training camp roster. Thompson is from Rutgers and had 5.5 sacks last season. Ezell started 12 games and was a captain at the University of Pittsburgh last season. Meanwhile, nose tackle John Jenkins has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Jenkins reportedly had surgery on his pectoral muscle.

LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao has been recovering today after severely cutting his arm when he punched a window in the team’s weight room. Assistant editor of Tiger Rag Magazine, Robert Stewart, says it appears Trey has a long road of recovery ahead of him…
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Trey said on twitter this has been a learning experience and he’s thankful to be alive. LSU has not said what provoked the incident.

Sun Belt Media Day took place today in New Orleans. ULM Head Football Coach Todd Berry was one of the first to stand at the podium and answer questions. Berry says the offense will have a different look now that quarterback Kolton Browning has graduated….
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The Warhawks were picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt this season, according to a poll of the league’s coaches. ULM’s first game is Thursday August 28th against Wake Forest.

The LSU baseball team’s 2015 schedule is already out. It all starts with a three-game series against Kansas on February 13th. Coach Paul Mainieri says his team will be challenged right away…
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LSU will also travel to Houston’s Minute Maid Park to play in the Houston College Classic. The three teams they are scheduled to play are Houston, Nebraska, and Baylor. The Tigers SEC schedule begins March 13th at home against Ole Miss.

16:30 )7-22-14

There is a pro-Common Core lawsuit being filed against Governor Bobby Jindal by some teachers and parents, saying the governor did not have the legal right to use an executive order and a suspension to stop it. New Orleans Representative Walt Leger is hopeful the courts can make a ruling quickly on today’s lawsuit, because school is about to start.
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One parent says the governor is playing political games.

The Bossier Parish man who was convicted of killing his estranged wife, then dumping her burned remains in Webster Parish has been sentenced to 40 years in prison at hard labor. The body of 46 year-old Annie Bond was discovered in November. If he lives that long, Robert Bond will be 93 when he gets out.
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Authorities have made an arrest in last week’s UL-Lafayette bomb scare that caused the campus to shut down for a day. Michelle Southern has more…:
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A freshman defensive tackle on the LSU football team is recovering in the hospital after he severely cutting his arm by punching a window at the LSU footbal facility. Initial reports said that Trey Lealaimatafao (lay-ah-lah-ee-mahta-fow) would have to have his arm amputated, but Assistant editor of Tiger Rag Robert Stewart says…:
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The San Antonio native tweeted he’s thankful to be alive.

The body of the missing teenager from Pontchatoula who went swimming in dangerous surf in the Gulf has been found. Seventeen year-old Chaston Brown went missing Sunday around 4 pm, and his body was discovered. Authorities were flying double red warning flags on the beach because of rip tides.

15:30 07-22-14

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested a Golden Meadow Police officer in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. Spokesman Brennan Matherne says they began conducting this investigation in April: …
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He says they also learned the cop’s girlfriend, Anna King, was buying products for the meth lab.

Some sad news from the Gulf Shores Police Department: The body of the missing teenager from Pontchatoula who went swimming in dangerous surf in the Gulf has been found. Seventeen year-old Chaston Brown went missing Sunday around 4 pm, and his body was found yesterday around 2pm.
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A lawsuit was filed today seeking clarity over whether Governor Jindal has the legal authority to stop the implementation of the Common Core education standards. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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Officials say an arrest has been made in the case of the bomb threat last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that closed the campus down an entire day. Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman Brooks David says a multiple agency investigation lead to the arrest of 30-year-old Devin Haywood of Lafayette…:
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A Baton Rouge man has jumped from an apartment window to escape a fire that started this afternoon around 1:30 pm. Fire and rescue workers were moving residents out of the building because of the fire and heavy smoke. No word from officials on what started the fire.

14:30 07-22-14

A group of parents and teachers who support the Comon Core curriculum filed a lawsuit today against Governor Bobby Jindal. The claim is the governor’s executive orders and contract suspensions violated his legal authority, and one lawmaker who agrees with that is New Orleans Representative Walt Leger (lay jey)…;
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This lawsuit comes one day after a seperate lawsuit which challeges whether BESE followed state law when it adopted Common Core.

Monroe Police have arrested a man wanted for murder for an argument over a cell phone. The victim-James Atwell-who was injured in the attack at his apartment complex-died yesterday morning and twenty year-old Christopher Robinson was booked on 2nd-degree murder charges.

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The case of the bomb threat last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that closed the campus down an entire day now has a man in custody for the crime. Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman Brooks David (dah veed) says they believe 30-year-old Devin Haywood of Lafayette called KATC TV last Wednesday morning saying there was a bomb in a trash can at a park near the UL-Lafayette campus, then minutes later he went to try and rob the MidSouth bank…:
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David says it was a multi-agency effort that led to that arrest.

An LSU freshman football player is recovering in a hospital today after severely cutting his arm during an incident in the school’s weight room. Assistant editor of Tiger Rag magazine, Robert Stewart, says based on what they’ve been able to gather defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao (Lay-ah-lah-ee-mahta-fow), punched a window at the LSU football facility…
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He tweeted he is thankful to be alive.

A man from Shreveport is facing charges for failure to register as a sex offender. It is alleged that 32 year-old Christopher Lee Walker went on Facebook to attempt a meeting with a juvenile girl. His bond was set at $75 thousand dollars.

LRN Newscall July 22nd

Authorities have made an arrest in last week’s UL-Lafayette bomb scare that caused the campus to shut down for a day. Michelle Southern reports…:

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A lawsuit was filed today seeking clarity over whether Governor Jindal has the legal authority to stop the implementation of the Common Core education standards. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested a Golden Meadow Police officer in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. Spokesman Brennan Matherne says they began conducting this investigation in April 2014…:
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Matherne says they learned 37-year-old Officer Ashley Pollard and his brother, 33-year-old Courtney Pollard were allegedly making meth for personal use. He says they also learned the cop’s girlfriend, Anna King, was buying products for the meth lab. Matherne says they brought in Officer Pollard for questioning Monday…:
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Matherene says investigators found the meth lab at Officer Pollard’s and King’s home during a search of the residence. He says Golden Medow Police Chief Reggie Pitre issued a statement indicating Pollard resigned from the department upon his arrest…:
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An LSU freshman football player is recovering in a hospital today after severely cutting his arm during an incident in the school’s weight room. Assistant editor of Tiger Rag magazine, Robert Stewart, says based on what they’ve been able to gather defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao (Lay-ah-lah-ee-mahta-fow), punched a window at the LSU football facility…

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The San Antonio native tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed with his left arm in a large cast. He also commented on twitter that this has been a learning experience and he’s thankful to be alive. Stewart says LSU has not said what led up this incident….
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Initial reports said Trey may need to have his arm amputated. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says that’s not the case, but Stewart says it appears the six-foot, 300-pound defensive tackle has a long road of recovery ahead of him…
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Officials say an arrest has been made in the case of the bomb threat last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that closed the campus down an entire day. Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman Brooks David says a multiple agency investigation lead to the arrest of 30-year-old Devin Haywood of Lafayette…:

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Haywood is charged federally through the FBI with planting a hoax device and attempted armed robbery according to David…:

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David says they believe Haywood called KATC last Wednesday morning saying there was a bomb in a trash can at a park near the UL-Lafayette campus, then minutes later he went to try and rob the MidSouth bank…:

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A group of parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards filed a lawsuit today against Governor Jindal. They claim the governor violated his legal authority by using executive orders and contract suspensions to keep schools from using Common Core. New Orleans Representative Walt Leger supports this legal action

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This pro Common Core lawsuit comes one day after a separate suit, which challenged whether BESE followed state law when it adopted the controversial education standards. Leger is hopeful the courts can make a ruling quickly on today’s lawsuit, so teachers can plan accordingly for the upcoming school year

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Navis (Novice) Hill is a parent of a public school student and one of the plantiffs in the lawsuit filed today. Hill says Jindal is playing political games and because of that her fourth grader is preparing for a school year, not knowing what standardized test he’ll take

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13:30 Newscast July 22, 2014

A group of teachers and parents who are in favor of Common Core have filed a lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal over the education standard. The lawsuit contends the governor’s series of executive orders and contract suspensions aimed at ridding the state of Common Core were unconstitutional. Yesterday, 17 state lawmakers who oppose Common Core filed a lawsuit challenging BESE’s adoption of the education standard on procedural grounds.

Officials say an arrest has been made in the case of the bomb threat last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that closed the campus down for an entire day. Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman Brooks David says 30-year-old Devin Haywood of Lafayette is charged federally through the FBI with planting a hoax device and attempted armed robbery…

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David says they believe Haywood called KATC last Wednesday morning saying there was a bomb in a trash can at a park near the campus, then minutes later attempted to rob MidSouth Bank.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested a Golden Meadow Police officer in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. Spokesman Brennan Matherne says they learned 37-year-old Officer Ashley Pollard and his brother, 33-year-old Courtney Pollard were allegedly making meth for personal use. He says they also learned the cop’s girlfriend, Anna King, was buying products for the meth lab. Matherene says Golden Medow Police Chief Reggie Pitre issued a statement indicating Pollard resigned from the department upon his arrest…

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Matherne says investigators found the meth lab at Officer Pollard’s and King’s home during a search of the residence.

An LSU freshman football player is recovering in a hospital today after severely cutting his arm during an incident in the school’s weight room. Assistant editor of Tiger Rag magazine, Robert Stewart, says based on what they’ve been able to gather defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao, punched a window at the LSU football facility. The San Antonio native tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed with his left arm in a large cast and commented that this has been a learning experience and he’s thankful to be alive. Stewart says LSU has not said what led up this incident…

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Stewart says Lealaimatafao has a long road of recovery ahead of him.

The Monroe Police Department says a man has been arrested that they believe is responsible for hitting another man over the head with a large stick causing fatal injuries. 20-year-old Christopher Robinson is charged with second degree murder in the death of 48-year-old James Atwell. Robinson reportedly attacked Atwell during an argument over a cell phone.

12:30 Newscast July 22, 2014

Authorities have made an arrest in last week’s University of Louisiana at Lafayette bomb scare that caused the campus to shut down for a day. Michelle Southern has that…

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A second lawsuit has been filed over Common Core. This time a group of parents and teachers who support the education standard filed a suit against Governor Bobby Jindal. It alleges the governor’s series of executive orders and contract suspensions aimed at ridding the state of Common Core were unconstitutional. Yesterday, 17 state lawmakers who oppose Common Core filed a lawsuit challenging BESE’s adoption of the education standard on procedural grounds.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested a Golden Meadow Police officer in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. Spokesman Brennan Matherne says they learned 37-year-old Officer Ashley Pollard and his brother, 33-year-old Courtney Pollard were allegedly making meth for personal use. They also learned the cop’s girlfriend, Anna King, was buying products for the meth lab. Matherne says they brought in Officer Pollard for questioning Monday…

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He says Golden Meadow Police Chief Reggie Pitre issued a statement indicating Pollard resigned from the department upon his arrest.

An LSU freshman football player is recovering in a hospital today after severely cutting his arm during an incident in the school’s weight room. Assistant editor of Tiger Rag magazine, Robert Stewart, says based on what they’ve been able to gather defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao, punched a window at the LSU football facility. Initial reports said he may need to have his arm amputated, but LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says that’s not the case, but Stewart says it appears Trey has a long road of recovery ahead of him…

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Stewart says LSU has not said what led up this incident.