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July 31, 2015
Lafayette Theatre Shooting-Looking for Answers, Lafayette Theatre Shooting-Sense of Security, and Bayou Corne Sinkhole 3-Year Anniversary

Lafayette Theatre Shooting-Looking for Answers (03:53) Described as a deeply troubled man, John Houser who opened fire in the Lafayette movie theater killing two and injuring 11 had a history of mental illness. But is it to blame for the death and destruction he caused? Is enough being done to treat those who suffer from it? Shauna Sanford talks with experts about the effects of the disease and the impact of funding cuts to critical resources in Louisiana. SHARE

Lafayette Theatre Shooting-Sense of Security (10:39) The Lafayette theater shooting has once again fueled the debate on gun control. How can we prevent this tragedy from happening again? What are current gun laws and where are the loopholes? We hear from superintendent of Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson, former State Police superintendent and Acadiana lawmaker Terry Landry, as well as Wade Duty from Precision Firearms in Baton Rouge. SHARE

Bayou Corne Sinkhole 3-Year Anniversary (16:58) On August 3, 2012, a 2.5 acre sinkhole formed in northern Assumption Parish near the community of Bayou Corne. Nearly three years later, the sinkhole is now 32 acres and most Bayou Corne residents have left their homes for good. A blue ribbon commission of scientists concluded the Texas Brine Co. mined a salt dome cavern too close to the dome’s outer supporting wall. Texas Brine denies legal liability but has agreed to a court approved $48.1 million class action lawsuit. Former Bayou Corne resident Mike Schaff along with retired Army General Russel Honoré offer an update as the third anniversary approaches this Monday. SHARE

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