7:30 am Sportscast

The Saints will look to snap their first two-game losing streak since 2017 when they visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Quarterback Drew Brees is receiving his fair share of criticism. But running back Alvin Kamara still has full confidence in Drew….

cut 19 (25) “….shut up”

The Saints have ruled out six players for Sunday’s game against the Lions, including wide receiver Michael Thomas, tight end Jared Cook, guard Andrus Peat, and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins. The Saints recently signed veteran Ken Crawley to the practice squad. He might have to start on Sunday.

The Ragin cajuns next game will be October 10 against coastal Carolina as they decided to move the game up from October 17 because Wednesday nights game against Appalachian State has been postponed until December.

 

In High school football…

 

Acadiana beat Lafayette Christian 21 to nothing in a battle of two teams who won a state title last year.

 

Carencro upset West Monroe 16 to nothing… Oak Grove beat Sterlington 14-12… Many 28 north Desoto 21… Neville 29 Leesville 7…  Ruston 48 airline 14… St. Martinville 26-14 over Breaux Bridge…Alexandria 35 parkway 12.

 

Louisiana Tech lost last night to BYU 45–14

 

Today, 20th ranked LSU visits Vanderbilt. The Tigers defense looking for a bounce-back performance after giving up an SEC record 623 passing yards. The Commodores struggled to throw the ball in a loss to Texas A-and-M last week.

ULM looks for its first win as it takes on Sun Belt foe Georgia Southern.

 

530 PM LRN News

The House made its feelings about the Governor’s public health emergency restrictions known today, approving nine different items that do everything from end the declaration after the session ends to allow the Legislature to get rid of some restrictions they don’t like. Speaker Clay Schexnayder’s resolution to terminate the pandemic emergency declaration after the session ends won approval. Haughton Representative Doddie Horton says it would roll back everything put into place by the Governor.

Cut 6 (10)“…to be”

Abita Springs Representative Larry Frieman brought a bill that would allow the Legislature to either terminate entire emergency orders, or just parts of one. Frieman says this bill was in response to concerns from colleagues that the wholesale elimination of a public health emergency declaration would result in the loss of federal funding.

Cut 8 (08) “in place.”

The House’s more aggressive approach to the Governor’s authority to implement public health restrictions contrasts with the Senate’s idea that the Governor should maintain his authority to do so, but build greater oversight powers that would mandate the Governor discuss why he extended any order.

LaPolitics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford says there’s a major philosophical argument happening in Baton Rouge over whether changes to public health emergencies should be made now, or set into place for the next disaster, as evidenced by the nine different instruments that passed…

23, 9 seconds, approach

Alford says the biggest hurdle House lawmakers have to overturning or limiting the Governor’s authority is the veto pen. He notes that while all public health order legislation passed with a clear majority, it came up just shy of a veto-proof majority. Alford says that’s why so many different approaches have been suggested because lawmakers will need to see what actually makes it past the Governor…

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4:30 LRN Newscast Oct 2

The Louisiana House passed several proposals today that would either eliminate Governor John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 public health orders or give lawmakers a bigger say on what restrictions should be in place. One of the proposals is from Abita Springs Representative Larry Frieman. Frieman’s bill would allow the Legislature to either terminate entire emergency orders, or just parts of one.

Cut 8 (08) “in place.”

Governor Edwards says the current restrictions on bars are vital to reducing COVID-transmissions and saving lives. Edwards Administration staff have frequently repeated that bars create environments conducive to the spread of coronavirus, and Edwards says we can’t risk more youth cases with colleges now reopened.

Cut 14 (06) “…cases.”

About a third of parishes are still blocked from reopening bars.

An 11-year old and an 18-year-old are dead after a State Police Trooper rear-ended another vehicle while responding to a separate crash last night in Ouachita Parish. Trooper Michael Reichardt says the trooper, Kaleb Reeves, son of State Police Superintendent Colonel Kevin Reeves, was not injured in the crash, but the other driver involved, Kenneth Lindsey, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

Cut 10 (06) “…were pronounced dead.”

The 2020 Census is less than a week away from its October 5th deadline and census workers are hitting the streets to cover the remaining 5% of Louisiana households that have not yet responded. Assistant regional census manager Marilyn Stephens says there are three ways to participate.

Cut 3 (10)  “…interview by phone.”  

4:45 LRN Sportscast October 2nd

The Saints will look to snap their first two-game losing streak since 2017 when they visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Quarterback Drew Brees is receiving his fair share of criticism. But running back Alvin Kamara still has full confidence in Drew….
cut 19 (25) “….shut up”
The Saints have ruled out six players for Sunday’s game against the Lions, including wide receiver Michael Thomas, tight end Jared Cook, guard Andrus Peat, and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins. The Saints recently signed veteran Ken Crawley to the practice squad. He might have to start on Sunday.

Two, 2-0 teams square off tonight in Provo, Utah as Louisiana Tech visits 22nd ranked BYU. Both teams are getting good quarterback play, Zach Wilson for the Cougars and Luke Anthony for the Bulldogs. Anthony is coming off a six-touchdown performance against Houston Baptist. But Coach Skip Holtz says Anthony has more room to grow…
cut 17 (19) “….get better”
Kick-off is at 8:00.

Tomorrow, 20th ranked LSU visits Vanderbilt. The Tigers defense looking for a bounce-back performance after giving up an SEC record 623 passing yards. The Commodores struggled to throw the ball in a loss to Texas A-and-M last week.

ULM looks for its first win as it takes on Sun Belt foe Georgia Southern.

3:30 LRN Newscast Oct 2

Governor Edwards says the current restrictions on bars are necessary to keep COVID-transmission low and save lives. Only bars in parishes with lower than a five percent positivity rate on new COVID tests may open. Edwards says that’s because areas with higher rates just have too much community spread.

Cut 13 (10) “…positivity.”

About a third of parishes are still blocked from allowing bars to reopen.

The Louisiana House passed several proposals today that would either eliminate Governor Edwards’ COVID-19 public health orders or give lawmakers a bigger say on what restrictions should be in place. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder’s resolution that would terminate the pandemic emergency declaration after the session ends won approval in the House. Haughton Representative Doddie Horton…

Cut 6 (10)“…to be”

Two are dead after a State Police trooper rear-ends a vehicle in Ouachita Parish. Jeff Palermo has the story…

cut 2 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”  

A deceased Louisiana State Trooper is heard on tape admitting that he beat and choked a Black man, Ronald Green, during an altercation that followed a pursuit in May 2019. Green then died on the scene. The audio obtained by WAFB-TV is from the body-camera footage of Trooper Chris Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth was killed in a single-car crash last week after he learned he was being fired because of the incident.

LRN PM Newscall October 2nd

The House approves a number of items that would significantly limit, if not overturn the Governor’s ability to set pandemic public health restrictions. Matt Doyle has the story.

Cut 1 (32) “…Matt Doyle”  

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Two are dead after a State Police trooper rear-ends a vehicle in Ouachita Parish. Jeff Palermo has the story…

cut 2 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”  

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The 2020 Census is less than a week away from its October 5th deadline and census workers are hitting the streets to cover the remaining the 5% of Louisiana households that have not yet responded.  Assistant regional census manager Marilyn Stephens says there are three ways to participate.

Cut 3 (10)  “…interview by phone.”  

Stephens says the greatest concentration of homes that have not responded to the census is in the northern portion of the state.

Cut 4 (04) “…into Shreveport..”

Stephens says elected officials are emphasizing the importance of this year’s participation because the 2010 census was not looked at as a complete census for Louisiana.

Cut 5 (09) “…a major difference.”

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The Louisiana House passed several proposals today that would either eliminate Governor John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 public health orders or give lawmakers more authority.

Speaker Clay Schexnayder’s resolution to terminate the pandemic emergency declaration after the session ends won approval. Haughton Representative Doddie Horton…

Cut 6 (10)“…to be”

Supporters of the resolution say the Legislature would then have time to craft their own pandemic public health policy.

Covington Representative Mark Wright’s bill would create an automatic process for the Legislature to approve or reject an emergency declaration extension by the Governor.

Cut 7 (12) “…to us.”

30 days after the declaration is first made if either the Upper or Lower Chamber rejects the extension or aspects of the extension, it would not go into place.

Abita Springs Representative Larry Frieman brought a bill that would allow the Legislature to either terminate entire emergency orders, or just parts of one.

Cut 8 (08) “in place.”

Frieman says this bill was in response to concerns from colleagues that the wholesale elimination of a public health emergency declaration would result in the loss of federal funding.

None of the bills approved had enough votes to override a governor’s veto. The resolution to suspend the governor’s order doesn’t need the governor’s signature.

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An 11-year old and an 18-year-old are dead after a southbound State Police Trooper rear-ended another vehicle while responding to a separate crash last night in Ouachita Parish on Highway 165. Trooper Michael Reichardt says the trooper involved in the crash is Kaleb Reeves, the son of State Police Superintendent, Colonel Kevin Reeves.

Cut 9 (07) “…driver’s side door.”

Reeves was en route to an 18-wheeler crash in Caldwell Parish.

Reichardt says the trooper was not injured in the crash, but the other driver involved, Kenneth Lindsey, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

Cut 10 (06) “…were pronounced dead.”

The deceased have been identified as 11-year-old An-Janne Lindsey and 18-year-old Kajenne Lindsey, both of Monroe.

Reichardt says it has not yet been determined if Trooper Kaleb Reeves will be put onto administrative leave.

Cut 11 (08) “…two young individuals.”

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Governor Edwards says the current restrictions on bars are necessary to keep COVID-transmission low and save lives.

Bars in parishes that can open can only serve until 11 PM, can only do table service, and are limited to 25 percent capacity. Edwards says these aren’t arbitrary rules.

Cut 12 (09) “task force.”

Those under 21 are now not allowed to enter bars.

Only bars in parishes with lower than a five percent positivity rate on new COVID tests may open. Edwards says that’s because areas with higher rates just have too much community spread.

Cut 13 (10) “…positivity.”

About a third of parishes are still blocked from allowing bars to reopen.

Edwards Administration staff have frequently repeated that bars create environments conducive to the spread of coronavirus, and Edwards says we can’t risk more youth cases with colleges now reopened.

Cut 14 (06) “…cases.”

230 PM LRN News

The House sends a number of bills to the Senate today that would allow the legislature to either significantly limit, or overturn the Governor’s public health emergency declarations, and restrictions such as mask mandates and stadium capacity limits. One of those bills was from Covington Representative Mark Wright, who’s effort would create an automatic process for the Legislature to approve or reject an emergency declaration extension by the Governor.

Cut 7 (12) “…to us.”

Governor Edwards defended his public health orders, especially the bar limitations, saying they’re saving lives. Bars in parishes that can open can only serve until 11 PM, can only do table service, and are limited to 25 percent capacity. Edwards says these aren’t arbitrary rules.

Cut 12 (09) “task force.”

State Police Superintendent Colonel Kevin Reeves’ son, Kaleb Reeves, allegedly rear-ended a car while responding to a call last night, killing an 11-year-old and an 18-year-old. Trooper Michael Reichardt says it has not yet been determined if Trooper Reeves will be put onto administrative leave.

Cut 11 (08) “…two young individuals.”

The 2020 Census is less than a week away from its October 5th deadline and census workers are hitting the streets to cover the remaining 5% of Louisiana households that have not yet responded.  Assistant regional census manager Marilyn Stephens says elected officials are emphasizing the importance of this year’s participation because the 2010 census was not looked at as a complete census for Louisiana.

Cut 5 (09) “…a major difference.”

1:30 LRN Newscast Oct 2

An 11-year old and an 18-year-old are dead after a southbound State Police Trooper rear-ended another vehicle while responding to a separate crash last night in Ouachita Parish on Highway 165. Trooper Michael Reichardt says the trooper involved in the crash is the son of State Police Superintendent, Colonel Kevin Reeves.

Cut 9 (07) “…driver’s side door.”

Reeves was en route to an 18-wheeler crash in Caldwell Parish.

The 2020 Census is less than a week away from its October 5th deadline and census workers are hitting the streets to cover the remaining the 5% of Louisiana households that have not yet responded.  Assistant regional census manager Marilyn Stephens says the greatest concentration of homes that have not responded to the census is in the northern portion of the state.

Cut 4 (04) “…into Shreveport..”

There are three ways to participate, speak with an enumerator when they come to your door, go online to mycensus2020 dot gov or do the interview by phone.

The House approves a number of items that would significantly limit, if not overturn the Governor’s ability to set pandemic public health restrictions.

Cut 1 (32) “…Matt Doyle”  

A deceased Louisiana State Trooper is heard admitting on tape that he beat and choked a Black man during a struggle that followed a May 2019 pursuit. The audio, obtained by WAFB-TV, is from the body-camera footage of Trooper Chris Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth died in a single-car crash last week, after he learned he was being fired as a result of the incident in which Ronald Green died.

1230 PM LRN News

The Louisiana House passed several proposals today that would either eliminate Governor John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 public health orders or give lawmakers a bigger say on what restrictions should be in place. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder’s resolution that would terminate the pandemic emergency declaration after the session ends won approval in the House. Haughton Representative Doddie Horton…

Cut 6 (10)“…to be”

Abita Springs Representative Larry Frieman brought a bill that would allow the Legislature to either terminate entire emergency orders, or just parts of one.

Cut 8 (08) “in place.”

Frieman says this bill was in response to concerns from colleagues that the wholesale elimination of a public health emergency declaration would result in the loss of federal funding.

727 people died on Louisiana highways in 2019, the lowest rate the state has seen since records were first kept. Executive Director Lisa Freeman says last year’s numbers were down 46 fatalities from 2018, reversing a five year trend of more deadly wrecks…

Cut 10 (08) “…incredible news.”

Freeman credits higher compliance on seatbelt usage, and safer cars for the downward trend.

38 percent of hotel jobs in Louisiana have been lost due to the pandemic according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association.  Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says it’s been a tough year, but some of the damage has been blunted by an increase in in state travel.

Cut 13 (09) “…around the state.”

Nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases are reported today, along with 26 additional deaths.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

LSU Coach Ed Orgeron says starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal will be a game-time decision for Saturday night’s game at Vanderbilt. Orgeron says Cam Wire will get the start if Rosenthal can’t play…
cut 28 (28) “…very good

Tonight, Louisiana Tech is at 22nd ranked BYU. It’s the first time the Bulldog program has been played in Provo, Utah. Both teams are 2-and-0.

The city of New Orleans will transition into phase three of its coronavirus pandemic restrictions tomorrow, but still no word on when fans will be able to attend Saints games. The team has requested 25-percent capacity in the Superdome and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says talks with the NFL franchise continue. NOLA-dot-com says the Saints are optimistic fans will be allowed for the next home game on October 12th.

The Saints will look to snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday when they visit New Orleans. New Orleans enters the game tied with Dallas for the second most penalties in the NFL. Safety Malcolm Jenkins says some of the flags are unavoidable…
cut 20 (15) “…live with”