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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 08.29.22 with Chuck Smith

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— The FBI is investigating the Bossier City Police Union and has arrested its president.
— A pregnant Louisiana woman who was denied an abortion even though her fetus has a rare and fatal condition is asking Gov. John Bel Edwards to call a special session of the legislature to clarify the state’s abortion law.
— Anyone in Texas who performs an abortion now faces up to life in prison and a hundred thousand dollar fine under the state's trigger law that took effect last Thursday.
— Texas wildlife officials say they’ll more closely examine the status of mountain lions in the state.
— Latest data released from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about 95% of Texas is still in a drought despite record-setting rainfall.



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.