1:30 LRN Newscast Feb 23

Potential 2023 Gubernatorial Race contenders Republicans Attorney General Jeff Landry and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser are off to a strong fundraising start. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says with Governor Edwards term-limited there’s no easy answer for Democrats in 2023, but Edwards two wins prove you can’t count the party out…

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Two early Democrats being floated are Norco Senator Gary Smith and Baton Rouge Senator Cleo Fields.

Thanks to a COVID Relief bill those receiving unemployment, Medicaid or SNAP Benefits are now eligible to receive free mobile internet service. Q Link Wireless is one of the phone providers participating and CEO Issa Asad (EE-sa Ah-sod) says you can even keep your current phone number.

Cut 12 (10) “ …in need.” 

Go to  QLinkWireless.com for more info

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking residents to reconsider the use of heat lamps to keep animals warm following several fires last week. One fire in Bossier Parish killed seven horses, and separate blazes in Houma and Livingston Parish each killed a dog.  State Fire Marshal Spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says the fires could be due to the lamps being placed near flammable objects…

Cut 7 (11) “…on fire”

56-year old Bossier Parish Sheriff’s deputy Burt Wich is recovering after being allegedly shot multiple times by his estranged daughter, Callie Wich in Benton Monday night. Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Bill Davis says Deputy Wich is in stable condition at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and was up walking around this morning after being shot multiple times.

Cut 11 (08) “…to work.”

22-year old Kallie Wich is charged with attempted first-degree murder.