LRN PM Newscall August 16

Voters will once again receive an “I voted” sticker when they go to the polls this fall. Marsanne Golsby was at the unveiling of this year’s sticker…

Cut 1 (33)  “…I’m Marsanne Golsby”

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The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released recommendations on cleaning up the state. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (32) “…I’m Jeff Palermo.”  

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Another contagious disease that’s making a resurgence is polio. Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, that caused thousands of cases of paralysis, mostly in children. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says it’s been detected in New York City’s wastewater.

Cut 3 (10) “…not been vaccinated.” 

While symptoms include fever and vomiting polio can be asymptomatic, and you can shed the virus and infect someone unknowingly. Lopez says with the disease making a comeback it’s imperative vaccines be kept up to date.

Cut 4  (06) “…get vaccinated.”

The neurological disease has been detected in wastewater systems in New York and in London. Lopez says that means it’s spreading in some communities…

Cut 5  (08) “…immune to polio.”

The polio vaccination rate for children entering kindergarten in Louisiana last fall was 98 percent, that’s higher than the national average of 94 percent.

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This morning Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin unveiled this year’s “I voted” sticker. Designed by New Orleans artist Becky Fos (pronounced like floss), it’s a brightly colored painting of the state capitol building done in oil. The theme of her artwork is “Happy Artist” and Fos hopes it will make voters happy when they see it.

Cut 6 (06) “…to go out and vote.” 

Fos did the work at no charge. Ardoin says it costs the state about 15 thousand dollars to print 2.2 million stickers for the upcoming fall election. He says no one has ever complained about the cost, but voters complain when they run out. He also believes they help increase voter turnout.

Cut 7 (07) “…Facebook or Instagram.” 

Fos says she used vibrant colors to paint the state capitol…

Cut 8 (07) “…Facebook or Instagram.”

Previous “I voted” stickers have been extremely popular and you can still find them on eBay.

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The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released its initial recommendations on establishing and sustaining litter prevention efforts across Louisiana. The task force was established by executive order in January and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the solutions range from educating the public to promoting community litter abatement activities…

Cut 9 (10)  “…recycling.”

Nungesser says state funding is also going into the effort. He says the state legislature set aside four million dollars and Nungesser says much of that money will be handed out as grants…

Cut 10 (12) “…they need.” 

Nungesser says state agencies are also more committed than ever to cleaning up our state…

Cut 11 (15)  “…repeat offenders.”

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Police in New Orleans report a carjacking suspect was struck and killed by traffic while trying to escape on foot across Interstate 10. NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says it started with officers giving chase to a Chevy Equinox SUV reported stolen two weeks ago. He says the vehicle suddenly stopped on the I-10 Service Road in Eastern New Orleans…:

Cut 12 (11) “…to cross the interstate.”  

Ferguson says the male suspect made it across the westbound lanes of the highway, but when he went over the median…:

Cut 13 (08) “…of this individual.”

The incident happened Monday night at about 10:20. He says no charges are planned against the driver who hit the suspect. As to the person’s name and age…?

Cut 14 (11)  “…of the investigation.” 

2:30 LRN Newscast August 16

Believe it or not polio is making a resurgence. Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, and caused thousands of cases of children to be paralyzed. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says it’s been turning up again in major cities like New York, so it’s imperative to keep vaccines up-to-date..:

CUT 04(06)      “…get vaccinated.”

The polio vaccination rate for children entering kindergarten in Louisiana last fall was 98 percent.

A carjacking suspect in New Orleans was struck and killed by traffic last night, while trying to flee police on foot. NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says cops were chasing a stolen SUV, when it suddenly stopped and three persons fled on foot; two into a neighborhood, one toward I-10…:

CUT 13(08)      “…of this individual.”

The suspect has not yet been identified.

 

State Police are investigating the death of man who was hit and killed by traffic early this morning, while walking along Highway 1043 near Greensburg, in St. Helena Parish. Troopers say it happened at about 4:15 a.m. 22-year-old Demarius Melvin was wearing dark clothing and it’s possible the person driving a Dodge Ram pickup didn’t see him. That driver was not injured. Melvin was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation.

The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released its initial recommendations on establishing and sustaining litter prevention efforts across Louisiana.  Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state legislature set aside $4-million and much of that money will be handed out as a grants…:

CUT 10(12)      “…they need.”

Nungesser says state agencies are also more committed than ever to cleaning up our state.

1:30 LRN Newscast August 16

Police in New Orleans report a carjacking suspect was struck and killed by traffic while trying to escape on foot across Interstate 10. NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says it started with officers giving chase to a car reported stolen two weeks ago. He says the vehicle suddenly stopped on the I-10 Service Road in Eastern New Orleans…:

CUT 12  (11)        “…to cross the interstate.”

Ferguson says the yet un-identified was hit while crossing the eastbound lanes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This morning Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin unveiled this year’s “I voted” sticker. Designed by Jefferson Parish artist Becky Fos, it’s a painting of the state capitol building done in oil….and free of charge, by the way. Ardoin says no one ever complained about the cost, but they do when the stickers run out…:

CUT 07(09)       “…electronic sticker.”

 

The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released recommendations on cleaning up the state. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 02(33)      “…Palermo.”

Assumption Parish deputies arrest an elderly Paincourtville man, after he allegedly pointed a gun at a neighbor and her dog during a kerfuffle. After talking with both parties, officers arrested 83-year-old Harold Theriot for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

12:30 LRN Newscast Aug 16

Another contagious disease that’s making a resurgence is Polio. It was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, that caused thousands of cases of paralysis, mostly in children. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says it’s been detected in New York City’s wastewater and…

Cut 3 (10) “…not been vaccinated.” 

The polio vaccination rate for children entering kindergarten in Louisiana last fall was 98 percent, that’s higher than the national average of 94 percent.

This morning Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin unveiled this year’s “I voted” sticker. It’s a commissioned design by New Orleans artist Becky Fos (pronounced like floss.) It’s a brightly colored oil painting of the state capitol building. The theme of her artwork is “Happy Artist,” and she hopes it will make people happy when they see it.

Cut 6 (07) “…to go out and vote.” 

The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released its initial recommendations on establishing and sustaining litter prevention efforts across Louisiana. The task force was established by executive order in January and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the solutions range from educating the public to promoting community litter abatement activities…

Cut 9 (10)  “…recycling.”

Nungesser says state funding is also part of the effort. He says state dollars are going towards a major cleanup of a burrow pit at the Burden Museum and Gardens in Baton Rouge.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

Now that Myles Brennan is out of the picture for the starting quarterback battle at LSU, who will be the starter when the Tigers kick off the season against Florida State on September 4th in the Superdome. Assistant Tiger Rag Editor William Weathers does not believe LSU has settled on a starter yet. Weathers says a scrimmage tomorrow will give Garrett Nussmeier and Jayden Daniels the opportunity to show what they got….
Cut 17 (09) “…on the outside”
Brennan announced yesterday he’s leaving LSU and the game of football.

The Saints are in Green Bay participating in a joint practice with the Packers. Quarterback Jameis Winston was padded up, a good sign that he’s getting over a sprained foot that forced him to miss the preseason opener. New Orleans and Green Bay play preseason game number two on Friday night at Lambeau Field.

Scott McDonald is leaving his post as ULM athletic director on September 1st after leading the Warhawk athletic department since 2019. McDonald will return to the private sector and believes this is a good time with the university close to completing a comprehensive athletic strategic plan…
Cut 19 (18) “…athletic department.”
Currently, there are over six-million dollars in improvements to facilities that either have been completed or in the beginning stages of construction. It was also his decision to hire football coach Terry Bowden, who is set to begin his second season.

Southeastern Louisiana is ranked 16th in the F-C-S Coaches Preseason Top 25. And Northwestern State’s game against Grambling in Shreveport on September 10th will kick off at 6 PM.

11:30 LRN Newscast Aug 16

Beginning tomorrow morning eligible Entergy customers can apply for a one-time $150 credit on their bill. Entergy spokesperson David Freese says they’ve pledged $4.4 million, and the United Way is helping them with the application process, To see if you are eligible visit the bill pay section on Entergy’s website.
Cut 4 (08) “…documentation.”
For example, the total household income for a family of four cannot exceed $69,000.

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory is back at work after spending 21-days in a rehab facility in Texas to treat alcohol addiction and PTSD issues. Guillory served in the military in Iraq and says he turned to alcohol at the end of the day to relieve stress…

cut 8 (09) “…..we will help”
The state supreme court’s rejection to hear an appeal challenging the ban on abortion in Louisiana forces the closure of the three remaining clinics. Kathaleen Pittman Director of the Hope Medical Center for Women in Shreveport says she’s not sure what’s next for her clinic.

Cut 10 (07) “…not done.”

A Lake Charles woman is facing second-degree murder charges because her six-month-old daughter died after she left the little girl in the car for hours. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory says it’s a very sad situation.
Cut 13 (06) “…until 3:30 pm.”
An off-duty deputy and another deputy attempted to perform live saving measures on the child, but she was later pronounced dead at a hospital. 22-year-old Ivy Lee of Lake Charles was booked on second-degree murder and possession of marijuana.

 

10:30 LRN Newscast Aug 16

22-year-old Ivy Lee of Lake Charles faces second-degree murder after her six-month old daughter was left alone in car for several hours. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory says family members came forward with information about another instance where Lee left one of her children in the car.

Cut 15 (06)  “…common thing for her.”

And in 2019 a child was taken away from Lee.

The state supreme court’s rejection to hear an appeal challenging the ban on abortion in Louisiana forces the closure of the three remaining clinics. Kathaleen Pittman Director of the Hope Medical Center for Women in Shreveport says she’ll continue to provide services for women even though she’s not sure where that will be just yet and she remains inspired.

Cut 12 (07) “…new location.” 

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory is back from a three-week stay at an in-patient rehab facility in Texas to deal with PTSD and alcoholism, while there he also fought attempts to temporarily replace him with an interim administrator. He insists he was available via phone and email.

Cut 9 (12)  “…to go forward.”

LSU quarterback Myles Brennan decided to leave the team and move on to the next chapter of his life. Brennan reportedly made the decision to leave the sport completely after he was told he is the third-string Q-B. Assistant Tiger Rag Editor William Weathers says Brennan was not a good fit for coach Brian Kelly’s offense…

Cut 16 (11)  “…very mobile.”

 

09:30 LRN Newscast, August 16th

Louisiana does not have an abortion clinic operating for the first time since 1974, so what does this mean for them now? Kathaleen Pittman, director of the Hope Medical Center for Women in Shreveport, says during the uncertainty of the last eight weeks they’ve received widespread support from the community…:
Cut 11 (09) “not out”
The closures come following the state supreme court’s rejection to hear an appeal challenging the ban on abortion in Louisiana.

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory is back from a three-week stay at an in-patient rehab facility in Texas. He spoke to the media upon his return saying it wasn’t easy to ask for help…:
Cut 7 (11) “of Lafayette”
Guillory said twenty-one days is just the beginning and this is a lifelong process for him.

Starting tomorrow eligible Entergy customers can apply for a $150 credit on their bill. Brooke Thorington has more on the $4.4 million dollar pledge from the utility…:
CUT 1 (31) “I’m Brooke Thorington”

And the gas prices continue to help with family expenses. The statewide average for a gallon of regular stands at $3.53, down another 2 cents overnight.

Voters in Louisiana love to show off that they’ve been to the polls and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is unveiling the design for the 2022 “I Voted” sticker at this hour in Baton Rouge.

08:30 LRN Newscast, August 16th

Since the state supreme court rejected to hear an appeal challenging the ban on abortion in Louisiana, the three remaining clinics here are being forced to close. Director of the Hope Medical Center for Women in Shreveport, Kathaleen Pittman:
Cut 10 (07) “not done”
This is the first time since 1974 Louisiana does not have an abortion clinic.

Starting tomorrow, eligible Entergy customers will be able to apply for a one time $150 credit on their bill. To qualify your total household income cannot exceed $69,000. Entergy spokesperson David Freese says more programs are coming to help customers who need assistance with their bill…:
CUT 6 (11) “help them”
You can apply for the credit on Entergy’s website.

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory is back from a three-week stay at in-patient rehab in Texas. He met with the media to discuss his recovery. Marsanne Golsby has that…:
Cut 2 (28) “I’m Marsanne Golsby”

Myles Brennan’s troubled football career has come to an end as the LSU quarterback announced Monday he has decided to move on to the next chapter in his life. It’s reported the 6th year QB, who was considered a favorite to win the starting job for the Tigers, made the decision after he was told he would be placed in the 3rd string position. No word on who Coach Brian Kelly’s starter will be when the season opens against Florida State on September 4th.

7:30 LRN Newscast

Now that the abortion ban is in effect what happens to the three clinics that provided services? Brooke Thorington talks to the director of a shuttered facility in Shreveport
Cut 3 (29) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Governor John Bel Edwards will announce funding this morning for statewide litter abatement projects. Earlier this year, the governor created a task force to find policy solutions for Louisiana’s litter problem. And at the Old State Capitol, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin will unveil the 2022 “I voted” sticker.

Starting tomorrow morning at nine o’ clock, eligible Entergy customers seeking to receive a 150-dollar one-time credit can apply through their local United Way. Janet Darden, President of the United Way of Northeast Louisiana says they’re aware of the struggles some are facing in paying their utility bill…
Cut 5 (09) “…from Entergy.”
The $150 credit for eligible customers is on a first come first serve basis and the application process opens Wednesday at 9 AM.

A Lake Charles mother has been charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly left her six-month-old child in the car for hours, while she was at work. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory says this isn’t the first incident involving 22-year-old Ivy Lee and her children…
cut 14 (05) “…taken away from her”
Lee was booked into jail on charges of second-degree murder and marijuana possession.