News for Friday January 24th, 2019
Compiled by Dave Graichen
Happy Birthday to 4 term Alexandria City Councilman and longtime businessman Harry Silver, who turned 98 year old a few days ago. In addition to being a very involved member of the council, Silver, who was a member of the Rapides Regional Hospital board for 34 years, still shows up to his day job running Weiss and Goldring.
Attorney General Jeff Landry is one of twenty-one Republican AGs filing a letter condemning the impeachment trial, urging the Senate to reject the articles of impeachment. Landry says there are grave concerns about what he and other AGs have deemed a politically motivated impeachment process.
A new tarp is up covering the remains of a worker at the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans. Pictures of the victim’s legs dangling from the debris made the rounds on social media Wednesday after wind shifted the original tarp. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell l says they hope the remains of two of the victims will be recovered after a scheduled implosion in March. A protest march demanding accountability from New Orleans officials for the handling of the Hard Rock collapse, and justice for the victims of the collapse is gathering today in the French Quarter at 3 PM.
A suspect set for trial next month in a series of fires at African American churches, in and around Opelousas, is now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing. Holden Matthews has pleaded not guilty to federal charges arising from the arson fires at south Louisiana churches. However, a court filing Thursday says a plea-change hearing now is set for Feb. 10 in Lafayette. Court records show that plea negotiations have been going on in the case.
In Shreveport, a man is now in custody after the Sex Crimes Unit launched an investigation into the alleged rape of a juvenile victim. Police have arrested 91-year old Otis Allen on first-degree rape. He was taken into custody by the US Marshal’s Office.
A miniature goat is found shot to death in Lafayette, leaving the family of the pet seeking answers. Humane Society of Louisiana Director Jeff Dorson says it appears that the goat was shot in the neck by either a .22 or pellet rifle and bled to death. The reward is currently set at $1300 for information that leads to an arrest.
The human remains discovered in November by a hunter in Franklin Parish have been positively identified as Joshua Charles Berry, a Richland Parish man who was last seen in September 2012. The remains were found about a half-mile away from where Berry’s truck was originally found in 2012. No details have been released about the cause of death.
An LSU Marketing Professor finds playing low volume music or ambient sound in restaurants can help influence customers to pick healthier food options. Professor Courtney Szocs says while low music can help people eat healthily, the opposite is also true, and playing loud music or background noise can help boost the sale of not-so-healthy options. Szocs co-authored a paper in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science on the topic.
Pelicans vs Nuggets 6:30p 94.7 ESPN / 1410AM
LSU Basketball @ Texas (SEC Big 12 Challenge) 12:30p KSYL 970AM / 104.9FM
LA Lakers @ Philadelphia 7p 94.7 ESPN / 1410AM
Sunday January 26th
Probowl 1:30p 94.7 ESPN / 1410AM