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New arrest made in murder for hire plot

Indicted for murder: Linda Kate Passaniti. KSLA News 12 interviewed Passaniti in June of 2010, shortly after her mother's arrest in her step-father's murder.

A new arrest has been made in the murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the death of Ernest Luttrell in July 2010: his step-daughter.  Coming up at 5, a Caddo Parish Grand Jury has returned a secret indictment against Linda Kate Passaniti for second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and three counts of forgery. Passaniti is the daughter of Loretta Luttrell, who was previously charged in the case.

After this week's torrential rains, where flood waters and emotions are running high in Natchitoches Parish, where residents are becoming anxious to get back to their homes. But the water is still rising. We have an update from hard-hit Natchez.

The weekend weather is fabulous. StormTracker Steve breaks the great news at 5.

The last-minute push is on before tomorrow's Louisiana primary. All four Republican presidential candidates are campaigning around the state, competing for delegates. Two of them made stops in the Shreveport area today. We'll take you there.

Please help premature babies. Domonique and I kicked off our annual "Run Before the Walk" to help raise awareness and money for the March of Dimes. Please donate here. Tonight at 5, I will introduce you to the Durrett family and little baby Davis who struggled to stay alive. Their inspiring story will hopefully encourage you to give to the March of Dimes.

In your community, get your child ready for spring camp. Click here for more information.

See you at 5 for a full hour of KSLA News 12. Right after that, get set for more March Madness 

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