LSU football coach Ed Orgeron tells ESPN 104-5 in Baton Rouge that he does not remember speaking to the woman who alleges she was sexually harassed by former Tiger running back Derrius Guice in 2017. Jeff Palermo has the story…
Cut 1 (31) “ …I’m Jeff Palermo”
23 parishes severely impacted by the winter storms in February receive approval for disaster food stamps. Brooke Thorington has more
Cut 2 (31) …I’m Brooke Thorington.”
LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron spoke publically for the first time today since 74-year-old Gloria Scott told state lawmakers that former Tigers running back Derrius Guice allegedly sexually harassed her in 2017 while working as a Superdome security guard. Scott said she spoke to Orgeron about the incident, but Coach O says he does not recall speaking to Scott
Cut 3 (08) “…her courage”
Orgeron made the comments on ESPN 104-5 in Baton Rouge. On Friday, Scott told the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children that Guice repeatedly sexually harassed her while she was at her post for the state high school football championship games. Orgeron says he’s deeply upset by Scott’s testimony…
Cut 4 (09) “…disgusting manner”
Scott said she reported the incident to the university and Orgeron called her with Guice in the room and said the talented running back was a troubled child who was kidding and asked for her forgiveness. But LSU and Coach O says he never had any direct contact with Scott. Orgeron says he continues to cooperate with LSU on its internal investigation, but can’t say anymore…
Cut 5 (09) “…to the university”
The federal government approves disaster food stamps for 23 parishes severely impacted by the winter storms in February. DCFS Assistant Secretary of Family Support Shavana Howard says food assistance for a winter weather event is a first for Louisiana.
Cut 6 (07) “…benefits.”
Howard says if you lost food because of power outages during the winter storms from February 15th to the 18th you may be eligible.
Cut 7 (07) “…disaster.”
Because 23 parishes are approved DCFS will break down interviews for DSNAP into two Phases. Howard says the first phase is April 5th through the 10th for 11 parishes and then April 12th through the 17th for the remaining 12 parishes and they will be using the alphabet system by last name to register.
Howard says if you received SNAP benefits already in February 2021 you are not eligible but residents who began receiving benefits after February may be eligible. She urges you to preregister at their website.
Cut 8 (09) “…benefits.”
For a breakdown of parishes and interview dates and to preregister, visit dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP
Today is National Doctor’s Day and Chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Dr. G-E Ghali says the pandemic highlights the importance and shortage of physicians all over the country.
Cut 9 (10) “…impacted.”
Ghali says rural areas lack specialists and many physicians are attracted to larger cities that offer higher salaries to help offset their student loan debt.
Ghali says when you look at the state as a whole, it doesn’t appear to have a shortage of physicians, however…
Cut 10 (10) “…even nurses”
Because student loan debt is so high for those in medical school, Ghali says they are looking to offer options to help offset loans to attract more physicians to work in rural areas.
Cut 11 (11) “rural parish.”
According to LSU Health Shreveport, more than 70-percent of physicians in north Louisiana did all or a portion of their training at LSUHS. The school has physicians practicing in almost every parish.
Louisiana REALTORS is urging state landlords to take advantage of the 300 million dollars in federal rental assistance aid that was made available through the American Rescue Act.
CEO Norman Morris says the US Treasury’s Emergency Relief Assistance Program allows landlords and their tenants to work together to apply for the aid.
Cut 12 (09) “increments”
There’s been a CDC eviction moratorium in place since the start of the pandemic, and it’s been extended into the summer. Morris says small businesses have suffered big losses.
Cut 13 (10)“tenant”
Morris says tenants or landlords who would like to participate and get their federal aid should visit LA-State-Rent-Dot-Com.
Cut 14 (08) “…here.”
You can also call 877-459-6555 during regular weekday hours.