11:30 AM Newscast June 12

You may want to pay extra attention to your mailbox beginning Thursday, June 13th. The Louisiana State Treasury will begin mailing checks to residents who have unclaimed cash property. State Treasurer John Fleming says since his department began sharing information with the department of Revenue through a legislative act in 2018, finding the rightful owner of property is easier…

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The first tropical wave of the 2024 Hurricane season has formed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and while it’s not an immediate threat to Louisiana LSU Climatologist Barry Keim says it’s forecasted to bring torrential rain to southern Florida.

Cut 6  (12) “…of next week. ” 

 

Former LSU Beach Volleyball players Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss were selected to represent Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer. Kace Kieschnick has the story…

Cut 3 (32) “…I’m Kace Kieschnick.” 

 

The Saints three-day mandatory minicamp started yesterday, and the camp saw many players absent from the Saints OTAs report to their facilities like Alvin Kamara. He says he is hoping to see a lot more in the Saints offense under new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak (Coo-bee-ack).

Cut 9 (10) “…you’re doing it.” 

9:30 AM Newscast June 12

Colorado State University researchers have confirmed predictions of an above-average hurricane season this year in an updated report. CSU meteorologist Phil Klotzbach (clots-bock) says while it’s important to stay hurricane-ready, it’s just as important to remember these predictions could over- or underestimate the actual number of hurricanes.

Cut 9 (08)  “…hurricane season.”

Klotzbach recommends coastal residents start preparing now before any hurricanes make landfall.

President Biden’s son Hunter Biden was found guilty of federal gun charges Tuesday, Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison for; lying on a federal screening form about drug use, lying to a gun dealer, and possessing a gun. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says Hunter Biden shouldn’t have been abusing drugs, shouldn’t have been buying a gun while using drugs, and shouldn’t have been lying to the FBI.

Cut 14 (10)  “…got convicted”

When President Biden was asked last week if his son was convicted would pardon him, President Biden said no

Governor Jeff Landry signed into law a bill that allows the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council to design, manufacture, and sell commemorative stamps with the proceeds supporting spay and neuter programs around the state. Humane Society of Louisiana Executive Director Jeff Dorson says “Animal Friendly” proceeds from license plates help fund spay and neuter programs and the stamps will be a companion piece.

Cut 11 (09) “…adds up.”

Former LSU Beach Volleyball stars Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss were officially selected to represent Team USA at the Paris Olympics this Summer. Kloth and Nuss put together a perfect 36-and-0 record in their final season at LSU in 2021. Olympic competition kicks off July 27. The duo said they didn’t celebrate too much after earning a selection because they have their eyes set on bringing home the gold. No matter what happens, Nuss says representing Team USA in Paris is a dream come true…

Cut 17 (10) “…can be.”

8:30 AM Newscast June 12

President Biden said last week that he would not pardon his son Hunter if he was found guilty on federal gun charges and Tuesday, the verdict was guilty on three charges, Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison for lying on a federa screening form about drug use, lying to a gun dealer, and possessing a gun. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy…

Cut 13 (11)  “…bad name.”

In an updated report, Colorado State University researchers are predicting 11 hurricanes this season with 5 major hurricanes. CSU meteorologist Phil Klotzbach (clots-bock) says the prediction is based on several factors including record rise in ocean temperature and an untimely appearance of La Niña, which decreases wind shear that could potentially break up hurricanes.

Cut 8 (11) “…hurricane season.” 

Governor Jeff Landry signed East Baton Rouge Representative Lauren Ventrella’s bill allowing the Overpopulation Advisory Council to sell commemorative stamps to support spay and neutering programs around the state. Sean Richardson has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Sean Richardson.” 

Funeral services will be held in Lafayette today for Richard Zuschlag, the founder of Acadian Ambulance Service who passed away June 5th from cancer-related complications. Porter Taylor, Director of Operations with Acadian Ambulance for Louisiana and Mississippi says Zuschlag made an impact on many lives…

Cut 6 (12) “…sorely missed.”

The service at St. Pius X Catholic Church will begin at 10 AM, with a burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

7:30 AM Newscast June 12

President Biden’s son Hunter Biden was found guilty of federal gun charges Tuesday, Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison for; lying on a federal screening form about drug use, lying to a gun dealer, and possessing a gun. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says Hunter Biden shouldn’t have been abusing drugs, shouldn’t have been buying a gun while using drugs, and shouldn’t have been lying to the FBI.

Cut 14 (10)  “…got convicted”

When President Biden was asked last week if his son was convicted would pardon him, President Biden said no

Colorado State University researchers have confirmed predictions of an above-average hurricane season this year in an updated report. CSU meteorologist Phil Klotzbach (clots-bock) says not much has changed since the initial predictions.

Cut 7 (08) “…named storms.”

 

Former LSU Beach Volleyball players Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss were selected to represent Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer. Kace Kieschnick has the story…

Cut 3 (32) “…I’m Kace Kieschnick.” 

Funeral services will be held in Lafayette today for Richard Zuschlag, the founder of Acadian Ambulance Service. Zuschlag started Acadian Ambulance with two ambulances in 1971 and grew the company into the country’s largest privately held medical transportation company. Porter Taylor, Director of Operations for Louisiana and Mississippi says Zuschlag was a driven and amazing person…

Cut 5 (10) “…directions.”

Zuschlag passed away June 5th from cancer-related complications.

6:30 AM Newscast June 12

President Biden’s son Hunter Biden was found guilty of federal gun charges Tuesday, a historic first for the child of a sitting president. Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison for three charges; lying on a federal screening form about drug use, lying to a gun dealer, and possessing a gun. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy…

Cut 13 (11)  “…bad name.”

Funeral services will be held in Lafayette today for Richard Zuschlag, the founder of Acadian Ambulance Service who passed away June 5th from cancer-related complications. Porter Taylor, Director of Operations with Acadian Ambulance for Louisiana and Mississippi says Zuschlag will be remembered by those whose lives he enriched.

Cut 4 (09) “…his employees.”

Colorado State University researchers have doubled down on predictions for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season this year in an updated report. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (31) “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

Governor Jeff Landry signed into law a bill that allows the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council to design, manufacture, and sell commemorative stamps with the proceeds supporting spay and neuter programs around the state. Humane Society of Louisiana Executive Director Jeff Dorson…

Cut 10 (10) “…borrow the idea.”

4:30 PM Newscast June 11

Governor Jeff Landry has signed a bill to reorganize Louisiana Economic Development. House Commerce Committee Chair, Marksville Representative Daryl Deshotel says his bill restructures LED to run at the pace of businesses instead of government, and

Cut 6  (08) “…so long. ” 

The act also makes sure every business is fairly represented in government.

Another bill recently signed by Governor Landry aims to curb the state’s pet overpopulation. The bill allows the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council to sell commemorative pet stamps with the proceeds supporting spay and neuter programs around the state. The stamps cost a minimum of $15 and will be decorative, not used for postage. The Humane Society of Louisiana says the obvious selling point is that the proceeds go to programs that reduce the burgeoning pet overpopulation.

The tragic drowning of a child in Ascension Parish serves as a reminder of knowing how to swim. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

The University of South Carolina shocked the baseball world by selecting Paul Mainieri to be the Gamecocks next baseball head coach. The move comes after South Carolina fired their head coach Mark Kingston after his seventh season with the program. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne…

Cut 3 (13) “… years ago.” 

3:30 PM Newscast June 11

Governor Jeff Landry signed a bill earlier today reorganizing Louisiana Economic Development. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (31)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

Attorney General Liz Murrill was in Eagle Pass Texas Monday visiting the southern border. She’s the latest elected Louisiana official to make the visit where Louisiana National Guard troops are assisting Texas Law enforcement and other National Guardsmen in Operation Lone Star as they look to get a handle on illegal immigration. While there, Murrill thanked the Louisiana Guardsman and told them she prayed for their safe return home.

In Louisiana drowning is the third cause of death for children ages one to 14 and the tragic drowning of a 12-year-old in Ascension Parish Monday serves as a reminder of the dangers of water. In Baton Rouge, BREC Aquatics Instructor Daniel Burg says through a partnership with the Red Cross they offer free swimming lessons. They also offer adult swimming classes.

Cut 10 (11) “…we are.”

Bacteria that cause strep throat and some hospital-acquired infections may save lives. LSU Biological Sciences Professor, Roger Laine is working on cancer treatments using polysaccharides isolated from two different bacteria to destroy tumors. He says treatment with the polysaccharides, CM101 and PS1 will have minimal side effects because they target the blood supply and not the tumor itself which also prevents the tumor from becoming resistant to treatment.

Cut 27 (06) “…blood vessels.”

 

2:30 PM Newscast Jun 11

Governor Jeff Landry signed the Positioning Louisiana to Win bill Tuesday which reorganizes Louisiana Economic Development and establishes a private sector-led board to advise LED. Landry stressed the reorganized LED intends to focus on small and existing Louisiana businesses as much as attracting new ones to the state.

Cut 8 (08)  “…will happen.” 

The LED senior leadership team was also announced at the signing.

Another bill recently signed by Governor Landry aims to curb the state’s pet overpopulation. The bill allows the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council to sell commemorative pet stamps with the proceeds supporting spay and neuter programs around the state. The stamps cost a minimum of $15 and will be decorative, not used for postage. The Humane Society of Louisiana says the obvious selling point is that the proceeds go to programs that reduce the burgeoning pet overpopulation.

The tragic drowning of a child in Ascension Parish serves as a reminder of knowing how to swim. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

Former LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri will apparently be returning to an SEC dugout, but this time it’s at the University of South Carolina. After retiring from LSU in 2021 for health reason Tiger Rag Editor Todd Horne says Mainieri was on the radar for other schools…

Cut 5 (06)  “… of that.”

1:30 PM Newscast June 11

The tragic drowning of a 12-year-old in Ascension Parish Monday serves as a reminder of the dangers of water. In Louisiana drowning is the third cause of death for children ages one to 14. In Baton Rouge, BREC Aquatics Instructor Daniel Burg says through a partnership with the Red Cross they offer free swimming lessons…

Cut 9 (12) “…that life.” 

For a list of classes in your area visit RedCross.org and search swimming.

Attorney General Liz Murrill was in Eagle Pass Texas Monday visiting the southern border. She’s the latest elected Louisiana official to make the visit where Louisiana National Guard troops are assisting Texas Law enforcement and other National Guardsmen in Operation Lone Star as they look to get a handle on illegal immigration. While there, Murrill thanked the Louisiana Guardsman and told them she prayed for their safe return home.

Governor Jeff Landry signed a bill earlier today reorganizing Louisiana Economic Development. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (31)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

Former LSU Baseball Head Coach, Paul Mainieri is coming out of retirement to be the University of South Carolina’s next baseball head coach. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne says the game of baseball has changed tremendously since Mainieri in retired 2021.

Cut 4 (08) “… of that.” 

12:30 PM Newscast June 11

Governor Jeff Landry signed the Positioning Louisiana to Win bill earlier today reorganizing Louisiana Economic Development, which House Commerce Committee Chairman Representative Daryl Deshotel of Marksville says makes sure every business is fairly represented in state government by establishing a private sector-led board to advise LED.

Cut 7 (05) “…table.”  

 

Bacteria that cause strep throat and some hospital-acquired infections may save millions of lives. LSU Biological Sciences Professor, Roger Laine is working on cancer treatments using polysaccharides isolated from two different bacteria to destroy tumors. They work by attaching to receptors in the capillaries that feed the tumors…

Cut 10 (09) “…the tumor.”

Laine says treatment with the polysaccharides, CM101 and PS1, shows promise with minimal side effects because they target the blood supply and not the tumor itself which also prevents the tumor from becoming resistant to treatment.

 

The University of South Carolina shocked the baseball world by selecting Paul Mainieri to be the Gamecocks next baseball head coach. The move comes after South Carolina fired their head coach Mark Kingston after his seventh season with the program. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne…

Cut 3 (16) “… little shocking.”