6:45 LRN Sportscast

The LSU baseball team’s three game winning streak ended last night with a six to five loss to Auburn. Auburn scored all of its runs in the fifth inning off losing pitcher Blake Money. The Tigers hit three home runs, including a two-run shot from red-hot Brayden Jobert, but it was not enough. Game two fo the series is tonight at 6:30.

The top two teams in Conference USA meet in Hattiesburg this weekend as Louisiana Tech visits Southern Miss. These two rivals met 11 times last year, with Tech winning seven of the games including two in the conference tournament. Bulldogs Coach Lane Burroughs…
cut 18 (18) “…amped it up”
First pitch is at 6 PM.

Newly-signed Saints quarterback Andy Dalton met with the media on Thursday, and the 11-year veteran explained why New Orleans was the right place at this point in his career.
Cut 19 (16)_“…what’s been done.”
The 34-year-old will be Jameis Winston’s back-up in the 2022 season.

Kim Mulkey was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Tigers to a 26-6 record. It’s the third time she’s won the honor.

The LSU men’s basketball team has received a commitment from six-foot-ten center Conreilous Williams, who was committed to Murray State. Meanwhile, two more LSU players have entered the transfer portal, center Efton Reid and guard Eric Gaines.

And this weekend it’s the Final Four in New Orleans. Tomorrow night Kansas plays Villanova and then it’s North Carolina versus Duke.

6:30 LRN Newscast

Phase two of the Risk Rating 2. 0 rollout begins today which means 70-percent of Louisiana policyholders are expected to see premium increases when they renew their flood insurance policies. Policies could increase by as much as 18-percent per year until they reach their full risk rate. Senator Bill Cassidy says it’s still not too late for action to stave off the worst of the coming rate hikes…
cut 4 (10) “…..really occurs”
The revamped NFIP “Risk Rating 2.0” system prices flood insurance by property individually; rather than by flood zone.

And Accuweather says we will see another busy hurricane season as they are predicting 16 to 20 named storms, six to eight hurricanes, and three to five major hurricanes. State Climatologist Barry Keim says sea surface temperatures are already above normal….
cut 10 (09) “….like in May”

Congresswoman Julia Letlow’s first bill to pass in the House is historic for many reasons. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 2 (31) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”