6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints are looking at spending the next month in the Dallas area because of Hurricane Ida devastation that has left New Orleans nearly powerless. Coach Sean Payton says they are in the same position as the city’s residents…
Cut 13 (15) “…to that yet.”
The Saints are scheduled to kick-off the regular season on September 12th against the Green Bay Packers, but the team is looking for another NFL stadium to play that game. Hosting the Packers at A-T-and-T stadium is a possibility, but that venue is also hosting a concert that week. Veteran Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead…
cut 29 (04) “…our situation”
The Saints are reportedly putting wide receiver Michael Thomas on the physically unable to perform list. That means Thomas will miss at least the first five games.

After missing several practices during camp, LSU Coach Ed Orgeron has confirmed All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Junior has returned to practice as the team continues to hold workouts in Houston. Orgeron also says fellow starting cornerback Eli Ricks, who has also battled injuries, is practicing as well. Coach O says they’ll have most of the team available for the season opener at UCLA on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech Football Coach Skip Holtz has named graduate transfer Austin Kendall as the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs season opener at Mississippi State. Rhett Rodriguez is Q-B one for ULM. The Warhawks open the season at Kentucky. Terry Bowden will be coaching his first game since 2018….
cut 19 (13) “…Akron”
The Wildcats are 31 point favorites. Kick-off is at 11 AM.

6:30 LRN Newscast September 1

The first damage assessment from Grand Isle has come in and Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng says the vacation and fishing town is uninhabitable as there is three feet of sand across the entire island and 40-percent of the buildings are completely destroyed.

Significant property damage also occurred in Lafourche Parish. Erik Piccoli has more…
cut 2 (30) “….I’m Erik Piccoli”

There is a glimmer of hope this morning. Power has returned to a few neighborhoods in New Orleans East.

Expect gasoline prices to rise over the next couple of weeks. Gas Buddy’s Senior Petroleum Analyst, Patrick DeHaan says the price could go up five to 15 cents…
cut 4 (11) “…these refineries”
There’s also a shortage of gas in southeast Louisiana. Hammond officials say there is no more gas in their city and Ascension Parish leaders say they need fuel.

The federal government is allowing food stamp recipients in Louisiana to use their SNAP cards to purchase hot foods prepared for immediate consumption. But restaurant purchases are still prohibited. DCFS Assistant Secretary of Family Support Shavanna Howard says the same waiver would apply once Disaster Food Stamps are available…
cut 12 (12) “…those benefits’