10:30 LRN Newscast Oct 1

Louisiana residents on food stamps receive an increase in their monthly maximum benefits starting this month. Assistant Secretary for the Department of Children and Family Services Shavana Howard says a household of four that receives SNAP benefits will see their monthly maximum rise to 939-dollars, almost a hundred-dollar increase

Cut 7 (06) “…across the country.”

Deer hunters in Franklin, Madison and Tensas Parishes are asked to submit deer samples so the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries can track Chronic Wasting Disease of CWD. LDWF Deer Program Manager Jon Bordelon says CWD was detected in Tensas Parish earlier this year and though it hasn’t been known to effect humans…it’s probably best to not eat venison from an infected deer…:

CUT 04  (06)        “…deer tested.”

You can visit their website for testing locations.

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is offering a special discount on overnight stays for the fall of 2022. Campers will get four nights for the price of three at state parks when they book a stay at “ReserveLAStateParks.com” and enter the promo code “KICKOFF2022.”

It’s likely Saints back-up Andy Dalton will start at quarterback on Sunday when New Orleans takes on Minnesota in London. Regular starter Jameis Winston is listed as doubtful on the injury report after not practicing this week because of back and ankle injuries. Dalton says the biggest thing for the offense is to be efficient:

CUT 10(10)      “…anything less.”

Set your alarm because you’ll have to get up early to watch that game at 8:30 central standard time.

LSU plays its first SEC away game of the season on tonight against the Auburn Tigers. LSU is an eight-point favorite and kick-off is at 6 PM.

9:30 LRN Newscast Oct 1

Louisiana State Police Officers will undergo additional training as part of the ABLE Project. Jeff Palermo explains.

Cut 2 (31) “…I’m Jeff Palermo.”  

Thibodaux Police make a third arrest in connection with the September 10th shooting of 15-year-old Jarien Cole. Police Chief Bryan Zeringue says on Friday they arrested 39-year-old Talisha Duncan and she’s charged with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.  A 12-year-old and 15-year-old male were arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with second-degree murder. The case remains under investigation.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking deer hunters in the control areas of Franklin, Madison, and Tensas parishes to submit samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD. LDWF Deer Program Manager Jonathan Bordelon says there is a list of locations on their website and at each location signage and instructions on how to submit a sample.

Cut 3 (08) “…later time.” 

Hunters statewide can also submit samples, contact your local LDWF field office for the nearest testing site.

It’s likely Saints back-up Andy Dalton will start at quarterback on Sunday when New Orleans takes on Minnesota in London. Jameis Winston is listed as doubtful on the injury report after not practicing this week due to injuries. Dalton says he’s ready…

Cut 9 (10)  “…out there.”

8:30 LRN Newscast Oct 1

25-year-old Tremarcus Bell of Benton was arrested Thursday for the rape and molestation of a victim under the age of thirteen. The Bossier Sheriff’s Office says they were altered by the victim’s father of the alleged incidents that began approximately three years ago when Bell was caring for the victim who was then 12 years old.

To track and detect cases of Chronic Wasting Disease among deer the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking hunters to submit samples for testing.

Cut 1 (33)  “…I’m Don Molino.”

Louisiana State Police joins the national training program known as The ABLE Project. ABLE stands for Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement and LSP Lt. Bryan Lee says they’ve joined a select group of more than 200 other law enforcement agencies with the specialized training.

Cut 12 (11) “…from happening.”

LSP officers will receive eight hours of ABLE Project training over the coming months on how to deal with excessive force.

The Ark-La-Miss Fair returns to Monroe after a two-year COVID pause. Mike Shields is with the West Monroe Civitan Club. He says there will be rides and carnival games, plus delicious local food.

Cut 6 (08)  “…family entertainment .” 

The fair will also hold a day for special needs children who will be able to enjoy free rides and food The fair runs through October 9th.

12:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

Louisiana State Police joins the national training program known as The ABLE Project. ABLE stands for Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement and LSP Lt. Bryan Lee says they’ve joined a select group of more than 200 other law enforcement agencies with the specialized training.

Cut 12 (11) “…from happening.”

Officers will receive eight hours of ABLE Project training over the coming months.

The Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) has canceled its scheduled October 20th U.S. Senate debate, which would have pitted incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy against Democrat challengers Luke Mixon and Gary Chambers. CABL President Barry Erwin says Kennedy’s campaign will not commit to a specific date…

AM Cut 4 (09)  “…we’re disappointed.”

To track and detect cases of Chronic Wasting Disease among deer the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking hunters to submit samples for testing. Don Molino has more.

Cut 1 (33)  “…I’m Don Molino.”

 

11:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking deer hunters in the control areas of Franklin, Madison, and Tensas parishes to submit samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD. Deer Program Manager Jonathan Bordelon says even though there’s no association of the disease and humans it’s best not to consume CWD-positive deer.

Cut 4 (12) “…those parishes.” 

For a list of sites visit LWDF’s website.

The Ark-La-Miss Fair returns to Monroe today after a two-year COVID pause. Mike Shields is with the West Monroe Civitan Club. He says there will be rides and carnival games, plus delicious local food.

Cut 6 (08)  “…family entertainment .” 

The fair runs through October 9th

It’s likely Saints back-up Andy Dalton will start at quarterback on Sunday when New Orleans takes on Minnesota in London on Sunday. Regular starter Jameis Winston is listed as doubtful on the injury report after not practicing this week because of back and ankle injuries. Dalton says he’s ready…

Cut 9 (10)  “…out there.”

Dalton will not have Michael Thomas as a weapon in the passing game as Thomas has been ruled out with a toe injury.

 

LSU sets a new record in academic quality for its most accomplished freshman class in the university’s history. Assistant Vice President and Director of Administration Daniel Barrow says the class has an all-time high median GPA of 3.78. And this this year’s freshman class enrollment of 7,367 surpasses last year’s record enrollment of 7,038.

Cut 13 (07) “…talented class.”

9:30 Newscast Sept 30

It’s doubtful that Saints quarterback Jameis Winston will play Sunday against the Vikings in London, He missed practice again for a third straight day and receiver Michael Thomas is out with a toe injury. Andy Dalton is expected to take the helm at QB, and Taysom Hill will serve as backup.

Union Parish Running Back Trey Holly is the new leading rusher in Louisiana High School Football history. Kace Kieschnick reports.

Cut 3 (32) “…Franklin Parish.”

The Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) has canceled its scheduled October 20th U.S. Senate debate, which would have pitted incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy against Democrat challengers Luke Mixon and Gary Chambers. CABL President Barry Erwin says it’s important for candidates to take part in televised forums…:

Cut 4 (09)  “…we’re disappointed.”

Kennedy’s campaign won’t commit to a date.

A three-member shelter task force from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is in Florida providing support after Hurricane Ian. Emergency Preparedness Director with DCFS Ricky Montet says the initial request is for two weeks and it’s part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact or EMAC.

Cut 9 (06)  “…assist them.”

 

AM LRN Newscall Sept 30

The Council for A Better Louisiana has canceled its scheduled October 20th U.S. Senate debate. Why? Kevin Gallagher reports…:

Cut 1 (29) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”

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LSU freshmen have bragging rights as the school’s most academically accomplished class in history. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (31) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

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Union Parish Running Back Trey Holly is the new leading rusher in Louisiana High School Football history. Kace Kieschnick reports:

Cut 3 (32) “…Franklin Parish.”

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The Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) has canceled its scheduled October 20th U.S. Senate debate, which would have pitted incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy against Democrat challengers Luke Mixon and Gary Chambers. CABL President Barry Erwin says Kennedy’s campaign will not commit to a specific date, because his schedule is uncertain. Erwin feels it’s important for candidates to take part in televised forums…:

Cut 4 (09)  “…we’re disappointed.”

Erwin says CABL provided the candidates with the debate date and time many weeks ago, so the news from the Kennedy camp is a disappointment. He says it’s hard to have an election debate with no incumbent. Erwin says there may yet be some hope the candidates will square off before the November 8th election…:

Cut 5 (11) “…they have to say.”

Erwin says a live televised debate gives voters a better idea at who the candidates really are, because they are un-rehearsed and spontaneous. He says more and more political candidates are becoming reluctant to take part…:

Cut 6 (11)  “…in a live debate.” 

CABL’s debate is canceled, but Erwin hopes that senate candidates will have at least one before the election.

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In addition to the Louisiana National Guard and the United Cajun Navy, a shelter task force from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and an all-hazard incident management team from the State Fire Marshal’s Office are in Florida. State Fire Marshal Dan Wallis says their team can assist in a variety of recovery efforts.

Cut 7 (09) “…shelters.”

Emergency Preparedness Director with DCFS Ricky Montet (Mon-tay) says three staff members are in Tallahassee and from there they will be deployed to assist with shelters in Florida.

Cut 8 (10)  “…up to 25-hundred.”

Montet says it’s not the first time a shelter task force has aided in Florida, they were in Florida in 2018 for Hurricane Michael. The initial request is for two weeks and it’s part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact or EMAC.

Cut 9 (06)  “…assist them.”

The DCFS shelter task force has played a critical role in every natural disaster in Louisiana since the 2016 floods.

Wallis says because Louisiana has requested assistance from other states in the past, especially after the last two hurricane seasons and the 2016 flood it was time to return the favor.

Cut 10 (08) “…needed to do.”

Wallis says depending on Florida’s needs post-Ian more personnel and equipment could be deployed.

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LSU sets a new record in academic quality for its most accomplished freshman class in the university’s history. Assistant Vice President and Director of Administration Daniel Barrow says the class has an all-time high median GPA of 3.78 and an ACT composite of 25.5.

Cut  11 (07)  “…and the world.”

The freshman class is made up of 68 percent Louisiana residents and 32 percent from out of state and one-third of the freshman class are first-generation college students.

Barrow says as a member of the SEC and other research powerhouses across the nation, it has elevated LSU’s preeminence.

Cut 12 (09) “…led the way.” 

In addition to breaking academic quality, Barrow says this year’s freshman class enrollment of 7,367 surpasses last year’s record enrollment of 7,038.

Cut 13 (07) “…talented class.”

Barrow says overall enrollment is at an all-time high of more than 37 thousand.

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Union Parish Running back Trey Holly broke the Louisiana High School Football rushing record last Friday with 8,708 yards in his 5th season. The record was previously held by former LSU running back Nick Brossette who has a special bond with his usurper…

Cut 14 (15)  “…brother to me.”

The two back’s relationship began after Holly, a four-star recruit, committed to LSU earlier this year. The 16th ranked Running back in the nation from Farmerville, Louisiana has always dreamed of playing in tiger stadium…

Cut 15 (08)  “…my dream.”

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New Orleans Saints Safety Tyrann Mathieu says the team is focused on finishing this week against the Vikings. He’s says the time the team has had together in London will be helpful in their attempt to bounce back from a slow start to the season…

Cut 16 (16)  “…each other.” 

The Saints defense will have the challenge of containing former LSU receiver Justin Jefferson who is coming off a lackluster performance against the Lions last week. Mathieu says the playmaker is built for today’s game…

Cut 17 (15) “…eliminate him.” 

Quarterback Jameis Winston has now missed two practices leaving andy Dalton to receive first-team reps. Mathieu who played Dalton in Cincinnati is confident in his ability to lead the offense…

Cut 18 (07) “…as well.” 

Kickoff is at 8:00 AM on Sunday

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After their ten-point fourth-quarter comeback over UL Lafayette last week, UL Monroe is set to take on Arkansas St. in their second week of Sun-Belt play. The Warhawks have lost the last ten meetings with the Red Wolves but Coach Terry Bowden isn’t concerned about the history of the match-up…

Cut 19 (22) “…this year.”

Despite defeating the defending Sun-Belt Conference champs last week, ULM is the underdog in this matchup. Bowden says, although it’s too close to call a favorite in the conference, the team will embrace the role they’ve been given and focus on what they can do to secure a victory…

Cut 20 (10) “ …to be in.” 

The Warhawks are looking to start 2-0 in Sun-Belt play for the first time since 2019

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5:30 LRN Newscast Sept 29

United Cajun Navy spokesperson Brian Trascher says Hurricane Ian is comparable to Katrina and their main focus at the moment is moving individuals who’ve been flooded out of their homes to a truck stop so they can be transferred to shelters.

Cut 7 (10) “…escape this.”

To assist or donate visit United Cajun Navy – dot org.

Republican congressional candidate Holden Hoggatt has released a political attack ad against Third District Congressman Clay Higgins. It’s a parody of Higgin’s old Crime Stopper videos when he worked at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. The ad calls Higgins a fraud and that he’s wanted for impersonating a congressman. Higgins says he doesn’t pay attention to attack ads…

Cut 11 (10)  “..to represent.”

Hoggatt is one of Higgins’ seven challengers.

Lumber prices have fallen to their lowest levels in more than two years, bringing prices back to pre-pandemic levels. Alexandria-based Roy O. Martin is the largest private landowner in the south, with more than half a million acres of timber. Chief Operating Officer Scott Poole says higher interest rates affect a home’s affordability and the demand for building products.

Cut 3 (07) “…economics101″ 

Saints quarterback Jameis Winston did not practice again today as the team continues its preparations for Sunday’s game against the Vikings in London. Winston has been playing with several fractures in his back and an ankle injury. If Winston can’t play, veteran Andy Dalton will get the start, offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael…

Cut 10 (08) “…this season.” 

Kickoff is 8:30 Sunday morning central standard time.

1:30 LRN Newscast Sept 29

The United Cajun Navy is assisting with high water rescues after Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida’s west coast. Spokesperson Brian Trascher says if you have friends or family members in the Ft. Myers area that need to be rescued or even a wellness check, he says to do what you can to find the coordinates of their location versus an address.

Cut 8 (11) “…general addresses.”

To volunteer or donate visit UnitedCajunNavy-dot-org.

Hurricane Ian, Ida, and Laura all made landfall at 150 mph. Each hurricane significantly made its own impact. State Climatologist Barry Kiem says the damage will be horrendous.

Cut 14 (08)  “…other storms.”

Ian is currently a tropical storm but as it moves north northeast a hurricane warning is in effect for the South Carolina coast.

Republican congressional candidate Holden Hoggatt has released a political attack ad against Third District Congressman Clay Higgins. It’s a parody of his old Crime Stopper videos when Higgins worked at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. The campaign ad calls Higgins a fraud and says Higgins is wanted for impersonating a congressman. Higgins says he doesn’t pay attention to attack ads…

Cut 11 (10)  “..to represent.”

Hoggatt is one of Higgins’ seven challengers.

Lumber prices have fallen to their lowest levels in more than two years, bringing prices back to pre-pandemic levels. Alexandria-based Roy O. Martin is the largest private landowner in the south, with more than half a million acres of timber. Chief Operating Officer Scott Poole says higher interest rates affect a home’s affordability and the demand for building products.

Cut 3 (07) “…economics101″ 

12:30 LRN Newscast Sept 29

United Cajun Navy spokesperson Brian Trascher says Hurricane Ian is comparable to Katrina and their main focus at the moment is moving individuals who’ve been flooded out of their homes to a truck stop so they can be transferred to shelters.

Cut 7 (10) “…escape this.”

To assist or donate visit United Cajun Navy – dot org.

Ian is now a tropical storm and as it moves north northeast a hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of South Carolina. Once Florida is surveyed it’s expected that the name Ian will be retired. State Climatologist Barry Kiem says the finally tally of Ian’s aftermath could be alarming.

Cut 15 (11)  “…Orlando areas.”

Running for Congress in District 3, Holden Hoggatt’s new campaign ad parodies Congressman Clay Higgins’ old Crimestoppers videos…:

Cut 2 (31) “….I’m Kevin Gallagher.”