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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 04.11.22 with Chuck Smith

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—The head of the Louisiana State Police has put his second-in-command on leave while he faces an internal probe into the erasing of his cellphone data amid the investigation into the deadly 2019 arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene.
— During a meeting of the LSU Board of Supervisors at LSUS, members of the state legislature and local citizens spoke of the need for more funding to campuses in northwest Louisiana.
— Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and its president have mutually agreed for their employment relationship should end.

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.