LRN Newscast 17:30 10-10-14

Have you noticed? Gas prices keep dropping.

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An arrest has been made in the case of the woman in Houma who was found dead under a house just before 1am Friday. Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says they learned 22-year-old Dashanta Brown and her boyfriend, 41-year-old Michael Tucker, had been involved in a huge fight…:

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Tucker has been charged with second-degree murder.

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There’s new numbers out from the LSU Health Tumor Registry that shows Acadiana colon cancer rates are among the highest in the nation. Dr. Jordan Karlitz, who is the study lead at the Tulane University School of Medicine, says more investigation is needed to find some answers…

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A Texas Tech administrator has been named as Louisiana’s Higher Education Commissioner. The Board of Regents named Joseph Rallo to the post, and he says he’s ready to lead and motivate…

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Rallo says he will look into tuition hikes and the TOPS program. Rallo takes over full-time in January.

LRN Newscast 16:30 10-10-14

A woman found dead under a house in Houma has her boyfriend facing murder charges. Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says the body of 22 year-old Dashanta Tucker was located this morning, and the cause of death has not yet been determined …

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Forty-one year-old Michael Tucker has been charged with second-degree murder.

 

The LSU Health tumor registry has found colon cancer rates in Acadiana among the highest in the United States.

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That’s the study leader Doctor Jordan Karlitz, who is also at the Tulane University School of Medicine. The research focused on 18 parishes in the Acadiana, and he adds more research is needed.

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The Board of Regents has a new boss to oversee higher education in Louisiana. Texas Tech System administrator Joseph Rallo says he will look at the need for tuition hikes and the TOPS program.

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Rallo hopes to be on the job full-time in January.

 

Eunice Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who robbed the State Bank and Trust with a fake bomb Thursday afternoon. Surveillance video showed a middle-aged woman with a baseball cap also produced a gun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. State Police Bomb Squad arrived and determined the package she left at the scene was not a bomb. It was the second fake bomb robbery in about year in Eunice.

LRN Newscast 15:30 10-10-14

A new leader has been chosen to oversee higher education in Louisiana. Joseph Rallo, who is a Texas Tech System administrator, has has been picked by the Board of Regents as the state’s next Higher Education Commissioner. Rallo says the challenges here in Louisiana are the same as you see nationally…

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He says he will look at tuition hikes and the TOPS program.

 

We have some super low gas prices right now, and according fuel analysts, they will continue to drop now that the summer is over…

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That’s AAA fuel analyst Don Redman.

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The LSU Health Tumor Registry discovers the rate of colon cancer in Acadiana is among the highest in the United States. Michelle Southern has the story…

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An Ascension grand jury will not be indicting the driver of an SUV, who ran off the road in Ascension Parish and killed two children fishing with their father in June. State Police said at the time they would not charge the driver-Shanette Taylor, and today, the grand jury unanimously agreed. Daylon and Sarai Lanus died as a result of that crash.

LRN Sportscast 16:45 October 10

No word on who will start at quarterback for the Tigers against Florida tomorrow. It will either be Anthony Jennings or Brandon Harris. Harris did not perform well on the road last week, but Coach Les Miles is optimstic the former Parkway star will handle the environment better this time…
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A low scoring affair is expected with LSU’s troubles at the quarterback position and the Gators offense is also struggling.

In high school football action tonight…the number one ranked team in Class Two-A. the Many Tigers host Pickering. In One-A, top ranked Mangham is at Delhi. And in Four-A, number one ranked St. Thomas More is in New Iberia tonight to face the Westgate Tigers.

ULM football will get an early wake up call tomorrow morning as the Warhawks visit Kentucky, with kick-off set for 11 AM. The Warhawks are coming off a two touchdown loss to Arkansas State, while the Wildcats are 4-and-1 overall and off their best start since 2008.

Grambling State has won three in a row, its longest winning streak since 2011. They host Alcorn State tomorrow afternoon. It’s a matchup of first place teams in the SWAC. Also Southern is at Alabama A-and-M.

In the Southland…Southeastern Louisiana can improve to 3-and-0 in league play as it visits Lamar tomorrow night. The Lions have won 12 straight conference games. McNeese State has won 3 in a row overall and they are at Sam Houston State. Northwestern State will play its first home game since August 28th when they take on Incarnate Word tomorrow night. And Nicholls State looks to snap a 12-game losing streak that dates back to last year when they face Stephen F Austin. The Lumberjacks have lost 12 straight road games.

LRN Newscast 14:30 10-10-14

A Houma man has been arrested in connection to the discovery of a dead woman’s body under a house this morning just after 1am. Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says they learned 22 year-old Dashanta Brown had a huge fight with her boyfriend. As to the reason for her body being found under a house…

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Forty-one year-old Michael Tucker has been charged with 2nd degree murder.

New cancer numbers for colon cancer show the Acadiana region with some of the highest rates in the nation, and the LSU Health Tumor Registery and Tulane University of School of Medicine want to know why..

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That’s the study leader Dr. Jordan Karlitz.

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Gas prices keep dropping and we can expect that trend to continue. Michelle Southern reports.

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This weekend, former Presidential candidate John McCain will be arriving for a series of veterans rallies with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy across the state. Sunday, they will be appearing in Metairie with Senator David Vitter and Congressman Steve Scalise. On Monday they be in Baton Rouge, Bossier City and Lafayette.

LRN Newscall PM October 10

The LSU Health Tumor Registry discovers the rate of colon cancer in Acadiana is among the highest in the United States. Michelle Southern has the story…

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Gas prices keep dropping and we can expect that trend to continue. Michelle Southern reports.

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An arrest has been made in the case of the woman in Houma who was found dead under a house just before 1am Friday. Chief Todd Duplantis says they learned 22-year-old Dashanta Brown and her boyfriend, 41-year-old Michael Tucker, had been involved in a huge fight at the victim’s residence…:

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Duplantis says Tucker was located in this home this morning and he was arrested for second degree murder. Brown’s cause of death has not yet been determined pending results of an autopsy. Duplantis says the altercation took place at the victim’s home…:

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Duplantis says they are working to determine if the suspect moved his girlfriend to that location after he allegedly killed her…:

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A new leader has been chosen to oversee higher education in Louisiana. Joseph Rallo, who is a Texas Tech System administrator, has has been picked by the Board of Regents as the state’s next Higher Education Commissioner. Rallo says the challenges here in Louisiana are the same as you see nationally

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Rallo’s job as higher ed commissioner will be to oversee the implementation of policies enacted at colleges and universities statewide. He’ll also be a voice for Louisiana’s four-year institutions at the state legislature, something he’s confident he can handle

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Rallo hopes to be on the job full-time by January. He says once in Baton Rouge he’ll look at the need for tuition hikes and state funding for the TOPS scholarship….

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Louisianians are enjoying super low prices at the pump these days and analysts say expect to pay even less as the year goes on. Friday the current statewide average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.09 down two pennies from the night before. Don Redman with the American Automobile Association says summer’s over and demand is down…:

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Redman says there’s potential we could see prices the lowest they’ve been since 2010 when the average price in October was $2.68 cents a gallon. Wall Street had what some say was their worst day of the year Thursday and Redman says the economy and fuel prices go hand and glove…:

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Redman says usually when gas prices tumble it’s a sign that there is something going on with the economy…:

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The LSU Health tumor registry has found colon cancer rates in the Acadiana parishes are among the highest in the United States.  The study was led by Doctor Jordan Karlitz, who is also at the Tulane University of Medicine and he says their research focused on 18 parishes in the Acadiana area and colorectal cancer rates were significantly higher than both Louisiana and US rates….

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Karltiz says colorectal cancer rates are high in French speaking homes in Acadiana and those families with a Cajun heritage, which raises the possibility of a genetic predisposition. But he says more research is needed…

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Karlitz says another possible explanation could be contained within the environment….

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13:30 Newscast October 10th, 2014

An arrest has been made in the case of the woman in Houma who was found dead under a house just before 1am Friday. Chief Todd Duplantis says they learned 22-year-old Dashanta Brown and her boyfriend, 41-year-old Michael Tucker, had been involved in a huge fight at the victim’s residence…:
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He says Tucker was located in this home this morning and he was arrested for second degree murder. Brown’s cause of death has not yet been determined pending results of an autopsy.

The price at the pump has been nice lately and it looks to get even better. American Automobile Association fuel analyst Don Redman says we could see prices back to the 2010 level this month when the average price for a gallon of regular was $2.68. We’re currently just below $3.10. Wall Street had what some say was their worst day of the year Thursday and Redman says the economy and fuel prices go hand and glove…:
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He also says demand is down, so supply is good which keeps prices low.

Former Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain is coming to Louisiana to appear with US Senate candidate Bill Cassidy at a series of veterans rallies. Eric Gill reports…:
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Governor Bobby Jindal announced today a new project with Castleton Commodities International LLC that would make a $1.2 billion capital investment to develop a new methanol manufacturing plant along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans. The project will create 50 new direct jobs with an annual salary of about $72,000 plus benefits. CCI anticipates beginning construction in 2016.

12:30 Newscast October 10th, 2014

Parishes across the Acadiana region have some of the highest colon cancer rates in the nation according to researchers at LSU Health. The study was led by Doctor Jordan Karlitz who says colorectal cancer rates are also high in families with a Cajun ancestry, which raises the possibility of a genetic predisposition. But he says more research is needed.:
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The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s office says two high school students are under arrest for allegedly taking part in the beating of a man from Schriever. They say the victim reported the teens came to his house saying they were going to fight his son because his son wouldn’t give up his seat on the school bus for the suspects. The victim suffered a broken jaw, multiple facial stitches and two seizures as a result of the attack. 17-year-old Charles Norman and 18-year-old Mark Cheatham are accused.

A new leader has been chosen to oversee higher education in Louisiana. Joseph Rallo, who is a Texas Tech System administrator, has has been picked by the Board of Regents as the state’s next Higher Education Commissioner. He’ll also be a voice for Louisiana’s four-year institutions at the state legislature, something he’s confident he can handle:
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LSU leaves for Florida today where they’ll face the Gators tomorrow night in Gainesville. The Tigers would like to get their running game going. The Tigers averaged less than four yards a carry in last week’s loss to Auburn.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

LSU leaves for Florida today where they’ll face the Gators tomorrow night in Gainesville. The Tigers would like to get their running game going. The Tigers averaged less than four yards a carry in last week’s loss to Auburn.

It looks like the Saints running game will get a boost when they return to the field a week from Sunday to face the Detoit Lions. Running back Mark Ingram appeared on N-F-L AM today and said his plan to play next week. Ingram has been sidelined with a fractured bone in his hand. In two games this season, Ingram is averaging six yards a carry.

High School football last night…the top ranked team in Three-A, University High defeated sixth ranked Parkview Baptist 28-7. Also last night…Kinder easily beat Lake Arthur 55-14, Neville had no trouble defeating Franklin Parish 51-7, Parkway pounded Captain Shreve 49-14, and Byrd over Airline 31-13.

McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana look to remain in the Top Ten in the Sports Network FCS poll with victories this Saturday. The fifth ranked Cowboys are at Sam Houston State, while the Lions visit Lamar. The Cardinals are 4-and-2 on the season.

Nicholls State seeks its first win of the season tomorrow when they visit Stephen F Austin. The Lumberjacks, who are 3-and-2, have scored 35 or more points in their last four games. Colonels interim head coach Steve Axman says Stephen F Austin presents problems for his struggling defense…
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Also in the Southland….Northwestern State hosts Incarnate Word.

Over the in the SWAC….Grambling’s hosts Alcorn State in a battle between the best team in the league’s west division and the leader in the SWAC east division.

11:30 Newscast October 10th, 2014

Louisianians are enjoying super low prices at the pump these days and analysts say you can expect to pay even less as the year goes on. Friday the current statewide average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.09 down two cents from the night before. Don Redman with the American Automobile Association says summer’s over and demand is down…:
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Redman says there’s potential we could see prices the lowest they’ve been since 2010 when the average price in October was $2.68 cents a gallon.

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain will be with Louisiana US Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy over the next few days speaking at various veterans events. With control of the US Senate potentially lying in the balance, Political Analyst Clancy Dubos doesn’t think this is the last of nationally known politicians coming to Louisiana with an interest in our Senate race…:
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The LSU Health tumor registry discovers colon cancer rates in the Acadiana parishes are among the highest in the United States. The study was led by Doctor Jordan Karlitz, who is also at the Tulane University of Medicine. He says their research focused on 18 parishes in the Acadiana area and colorectal cancer rates were statistically significantly higher than both Louisiana and US rates…:
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Karltiz says colorectal cancer rates are also high in French speaking homes in Acadiana or those families with a Cajun ancestry, which raises the possibility of a genetic predisposition.

Police in Eunice are looking for a woman who robbed the State Bank and Trust with a fake bomb 4:30 pm Thursday. Cops say the burglar was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap and placed a package she claimed was a bomb on the floor and told everyone it would explode if it was moved. LSP determined the package was not a bomb and they are asking the public’s help identifying the suspect.