2:30 PM Newscast March 1

Governor Landry’s special session on crime came to a close Thursday and The Legislature approved measures to expand methods used to carry out executions, lowering the age one can be charged with a felony from 18 to 17 years old, restrictions on parole and probation and permit-less conceal carry. Landry says he appreciates the legislators who passed these bills.

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But House Democratic Caucus Chairman Matthew Willard says the special session failed to address the root causes of crime. He says the lock them up and throw away the key approach does not work…

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Landry is expected to sign the bills early next week.

Big news for Jefferson Parish, Japanese Chemical Company UBE to construct the first US facility to manufacture key components for electrical vehicle car batteries there. Brooke Thorington has more.

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And in Rapids parish, a new Amazon distribution center will be constructed in the town of Boyce. President and CEO of Central Louisiana Jim Clinton says while many companies tend to set up distribution hubs along Interstates 10 and 20, they are beginning to see breakthroughs in the past year with Lowes and now Amazon for Central Louisiana. Clinton says site prep for the 65,000-square-foot facility located along Highway 1 off Rapides Station Road is already underway. Louisiana Central along with the Boyce Chamber of Commerce will share hiring information for Amazon on their website and social media pages when it becomes available.

1:30 PM News

Governor Jeff Landry is calling the crime special session a great success, Democrats says it failed to address the root causes of crime. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Governor Landry is expected to sign the bill allowing non-felon adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit which means training required to receive those permits will no longer be required. Owner of Concealed Carry NOLA, Dave Newman says that training is important to keep yourself and others safe and he says it needs to happen under pressure.

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Iowa women’s basketball player Cailtin Clark is 18 points away from surpassing LSU legend Pete Marvaich’s Division one career scoring record of 3,667 points. Though he says the comparison to his father’s record is apples to oranges, Jaeson Maravich is also very complimentary of Caitlin’s game and her style reminds him a lot of his Dad’s…

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The first U.S. manufacturing plant for Japanese Chemical Company UBE, which makes components for electric vehicle batteries, will be in Jefferson Parish.  President of Jefferson Parish Economic Development Jerry Bologna says Synergy from Cornerstone Energy Park played a vital role in UBE’s decision to choose Jefferson Parish. He says they also liked the logistics the area provides…

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12:30 PM Newscast March 1

Governor Jeff Landry says the crime special session produced legislation that will make the state safer

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The Legislature approved measures to expand methods used to carry out executions, lowering the age one can be charged with a felony from 18 to 17 years old, restrictions on parole and probation and permit-less conceal carry. Landry says he appreciates the legislators who passed these bills

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Pistol Pete Maravich scored 3,667 points from 1967 to 1970 at LSU, without a three-point line and averaged 44 points a game. Iowa women’s basketball player Cailtin Clark is 18 points away from surpassing LSU legend. She is in her fourth season at Iowa and averages 28 points a game. Jaeson Maravich says it’s an apples to oranges comparison….

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The first U.S. manufacturing plant for Japanese Chemical Company UBE, which makes electric vehicle batteries, will be in Jefferson Parish.  President of Jefferson Parish Economic Development Jerry Bologna says it’s a significant foreign direct investment of $500 million to the community.

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11:30 LRN Newscast March 1

The special session ends with Governor Jeff Landry’s tough-on-crime agenda receiving approval from the Republican-controlled Legislature. I’m Jeff Palermo.

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Among the bills passed in the legislature is one expanding methods used to carry out executions, lowering the age one can be charged with a felony from 18 to 17 years old. Limits on early release from prison, and fewer opportunities to appeal convictions

Dr. Joe Kanter, who led Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down from his role as state health officer Monday. On WWL Radio Newell Normand’s show, Kanter reflected on his tenure as the state’s top doc and said he’s looking forward to the next step in his career.

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Iowa women’s basketball player Cailtin Clark is 18 points away from surpassing LSU legend Pete Marvaich’s Division one career scoring record of 3,667 points. Clark could pass Pistol Pete when the Hawkeyes host Ohio State on Sunday. Maravich’ s eldest son, Jaeson Maravich, doesn’t see it as Clark breaking his dad’s record….

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Maravich is also very complimentary of Caitlin’s game and says her style reminds him a lot of his Dad’s.

10:30 LRN Newscast March 1

The special session ended yesterday, seven days earlier than scheduled and the Republican-controlled legislature approved Governor Jeff Landry’s tough-on-crime agenda. Landry is expected to have a bill signing ceremony next week and La-Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says it’s a big political victory for the new governor.

Cut 10 (07) “…we’ll see.”

Among the bills that passed is one allowing non-felon adults to conceal carry firearms without a permit. Owner of Concealed Carry NOLA, Dave Newman says it’s important for gun owners to know the law. People are charged with crimes and it’s not as simple as saying you were in fear for your life…

Cut 15 (10) “…like prison.”

The law goes into effect July 4th.

Dr. Joe Kanter, who led Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down from his role as state health officer Monday. On WWL Radio Newell Normand’s show, Kanter who grew up in Illinois and Florida, became a daily fixture during the pandemic said he considers New Orleans home now.

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Kanter declined to announce his next career move but he remains on staff at University Medical Center, LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane School of Medicine.

A new Amazon distribution center will be constructed in the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish. President and CEO of Central Louisiana Jim Clinton says site prep for the 65,000-square-foot facility located along Highway 1 off Rapides Station Road is already underway.

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9:30 am Newscast

After announcing his resignation this week, Dr. Joe Kanter reflected on his time as the state’s top doc during the pandemic.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating after a body was found in a burned car last night in St. Gabriel. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau says firefighters responded to the call about a vehicle fire on Point Clair Road, near the Old White Castle Ferry Landing about 8:45. The body was discovered once the fire was out.

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A new Amazon distribution center is set to be built in the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish and site prep for the 65,000-square-foot facility on Highway 1 is already underway. President and CEO of Louisiana Central Jim Clinton says they’re all excited to have Amazon, one of the most recognized brands in the world coming to Boyce and they hope others follow their lead.

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The special session ended yesterday, seven days earlier than scheduled and the Republican-controlled legislature approved Governor Jeff Landry’s tough-on-crime agenda. There were bills that received near unanimous approval, the expansion of drug courts, and increased penalties for carjacking and distribution of fentanyl. Will these changes actually lead to less crime? Alford says the state legislature has a history of swinging back and forth between smart on crime and tough on crime…

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Landry is expected to have a bill signing ceremony sometime next week.

8:30 am Newscast

The special session ends with Governor Jeff Landry’s tough on crime agenda receiving approval from the Republican-controlled Legislature. Here’s Jeff Palermo.

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One of those bills means that Non-felon adults will soon be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit and training will no longer be required by law. But Owner of Concealed Carry NOLA, Dave Newman says training is important for everyone.

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He was a fierce proponent of vaccines and led Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Joe Kanter stepped down from his role as Louisiana’s Health Officer on Monday.  He made an appearance on WWL Radio’s Newell Normand to reflect on his time as the state’s top doc at a time when they were counting down hospital beds and ventilators to the single digits…

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Kanter remains on staff at University Medical Center and is a faculty member at LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane School of Medicine.

A man hit by a vehicle in New Orleans last night died of his injuries.  New Orleans Police say the man was walking at France Road Parkway and alvar Street when he was hit around 8:25 last night.  We’re told the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver who hit him did not wait for authorities.

7:30 am Newscast

Governor Jeff Landry is expected to sign the bill allowing non-felon adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit which means training required to receive those permits will no longer be required. Colleen Crain has more…

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A jury in New Orleans yesterday found a man guilty of murder in the shooting death of a handyman last year. 56 year old Tracy Wright was convicted in the second-degree murder of Ferdinand Alexander. Prosecutors argued wright shot Alexander in a rage after the handyman failed to fix his car.  Jurors deliberated for more than five hours before returning their verdict.

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The special session ended yesterday and lawmakers approved Governor Jeff Landry’s tough-on-crime agenda, including bills that will expand the methods Louisiana can use to administer the death penalty and change restrictions to parole and probation. Democrats argued against some of the changes, but LA-politics.com’s Jeremy Alford says they never had a chance to stop them from passing…

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A new Amazon distribution center headed to the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish. President and CEO of Central Louisiana Jim Clinton says says site prep for the 65,000-square-foot facility located along Highway 1 off Rapides Station Road is already underway.

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6:30 am Newscast

The special session ended yesterday, seven days earlier than scheduled and the Republican-controlled legislature approved Governor Jeff Landry’s tough-on-crime agenda. Landry is expected to have a bill signing ceremony next week and La-Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says it’s a big political victory for the new governor

Cut 10 (07) “…we’ll see.”

Non-felon adults will soon be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit as Governor Landry is expected to sign the bill that passed in the special session. Owner of Concealed Carry NOLA, Dave Newman believes the training that will no longer be required is still important to protect the gun owner and he hopes they will still seek training.

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Dr. Joe Kanter, who led Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down from his role as state health officer Monday. On WWL Radio Newell Normand’s show, Kanter reflected on his tenure as the state’s top doc and said he’s looking forward to the next step in his career.

Cut 4 (13) “…need it.”

A new Amazon distribution center will be constructed in the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish. President and CEO of Central Louisiana Jim Clinton says while many companies tend to set up distribution hubs along Interstates 10 and 20, they are beginning to see breakthroughs in the past year with Lowes and now Amazon for Central Louisiana.

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AM LRN Newscall Mar 1

After announcing his resignation this week, Dr. Joe Kanter reflected on his time as the state’s top doc during the pandemic.

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The special session ends with Governor Jeff Landry’s tough on crime agenda receiving approval from the Republican-controlled Legislature. I’m Jeff Palermo.

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Governor Jeff Landry is expected to sign the bill allowing non-felon adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit which means training required to receive those permits will no longer be required. Colleen Crain has more…

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Dr. Joe Kanter, who led Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down from his role as state health officer Monday. On WWL Radio Newell Normand’s show, Kanter reflected on his tenure as the state’s top doc and said he’s looking forward to the next step in his career.

Cut 4 (13) “…need it.”

Kanter remains on staff at University Medical Center and is a faculty member at LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane School of Medicine. Kanter, who grew up in Illinois and Florida, became a daily fixture during the pandemic said he considers New Orleans home now.

Cut 5 (11) “…I was.” 

Louisiana was among the hardest hit early in the pandemic and when the state’s death rate rose to one of the highest in the nation Kanter worked 21-hour days.

Before entering the next phase of his career, the emergency room physician said he plans to reflect on the last few years. Kanter said at the peak of the pandemic when they were counting down hospital beds and ventilators to the single digits…

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Kanter was also a fierce proponent of vaccines and was among the first healthcare providers to be vaccinated.

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A new Amazon distribution center will be constructed in the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish. President and CEO of Central Louisiana Jim Clinton says while many companies tend to set up distribution hubs along Interstates 10 and 20, they are beginning to see breakthroughs in the past year with Lowes and now Amazon for Central Louisiana.

Cut 7 (08) “…of sense.”

Clinton says site prep for the 65,000-square-foot facility located along Highway 1 off Rapides Station Road is already underway.

Cut 8 (11) “… part-time jobs.” 

Clinton says they are excited to have Amazon, one of the most recognized brands in the world coming to Boyce and they hope others follow their lead.

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Louisiana Central along with the Boyce Chamber of Commerce will share hiring information for Amazon when it becomes available on their website and social media pages.

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The special session ended yesterday, seven days earlier than scheduled and the Republican-controlled legislature approved Governor Jeff Landry’s tough-on-crime agenda. Landry is expected to have a bill signing ceremony next week and La-Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says it’s a big political victory for the new governor

Cut 10 (07) “…we’ll see.”

The bills approved in the special session include concealed carrying of firearms without a permit, expansion of methods to administer the death penalty, changes to the age of juvenile offenders, and restrictions to parole and probation. Democrats argued against these proposals, but Alford says they never had a chance to stop them from passing…

Cut 11 (07) “…in this process.” 

There were bills that received near unanimous approval, the expansion of drug courts, and increased penalties for carjacking and distribution of fentanyl. Will these changes actually lead to less crime? Alford says the state legislature has a history of swinging back and forth between smart on crime and tough on crime…

Cut 12 (11) “…policymaking” 

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Non-felon adults will soon be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit as Governor Landry is expected to sign the bill that passed in the special session. Owner of Concealed Carry NOLA, Dave Newman believes the training that will no longer be required is still important to protect the gun owner and he hopes they will still seek training.

Cut 13 (10)  “…clean it.”

Training is important to keep yourself and others safe, says Newman. It’s not enough to be proficient at hitting targets at the gun range. He says it’s important to train under pressure.

Cut 14 (11) “..your chest.”

Newman is concerned that many who may know how to safely use and care for a gun are confused about when it’s legal to use a gun, putting them at risk for lawsuits and prison. He says it’s important for gun owners to know the law not just think they know it.  People are charged with crimes and it’s not as simple as saying you were in fear for your life…

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Saints Head Coach attended the first Day of the NFL Combine today. Coaching staffs from across the league will have a chance to gauge top draft prospects live and in person over the next three days in Indianapolis. While some fans see the practice as obsolete given the volume of film and team workouts prospects have, Allen says the combine allows scouts attach a name and face to the film…

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Former All-Pro Right Tackle Ryan Ramczyk was rumored to be considering an early retirement after dealing with a nagging knee injury the past couple of seasons. The 29-year-old underwent a minor knee procedure and Allen expects him to be back in time for training camp…

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Louisiana Tech welcomed new Athletics Director Ryan Ivey to campus Thursday. Ivey, who has more than 18 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, has served as Stephen F. Austin’s Athletics Director since 2018. He guided the school through a conference change, increased ticket sales by more than 189 percent, and completed more than $30 million of facility improvements, but Ivey says student athletes will always be his top priority…

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Ivey brings over 11 years of experience as Athletics Director to Ruston. Ivey says he’s seen firsthand the support and commitment the university and community have for one another and hopes the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters can help to do their part…

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With the uncertainty of NIL deals and transfer portal decisions, many universities have been left behind by the power conferences. Ivey says he recognizes the unique challenges Louisiana Tech will face in the coming years…

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