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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 04.08.22 with Chuck Smith

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— Union Parish District Attorney John Belton says he intends to pursue his own case against the Louisiana troopers involved in the deadly 2019 arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene.
— Legislation to keep transgender athletes in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' sports teams has been unanimously approved by a state Senate committee.
— The Department of Texas Health and Human Services says an omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus has become the dominant strain in the Lone Star State.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.