2:30 LRN Newscast May 31

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Colonel Joey Strickland says today is a day to remember the tens of thousands of Louisianans who died while serving their country. There’s some debate as to what the current total of Louisianans who’ve died while in the military is, but ultimately…

Cut 14 (06) “…sacrifice.”

Hurricane season starts tomorrow and before this above-average season kicks off you need to make sure you either have flood insurance or make sure that your coverage has not lapsed. David Maurstad, the head of the National Flood Insurance Program with FEMA, says There’s no way to completely eliminate flood damage but a good policy can help with the recovery process.

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Higher ed leaders are celebrating the 38-billion-dollar budget for next year that’s headed to the Governor’s desk. Contained within is a roughly two and a half percent average pay raise for higher ed faculty, and a few other items that UL System President Jim Henderson calls transformative…

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TOPs is fully funded and Go Grants have also been expanded.

And it’s also been a good day for baseball fans to celebrate with four universities heading to the NCAA tournament. LSU, Southern, McNeese, and LA Tech will continue their season in the NCAA regionals. LSU will face Gonzaga in Eugene, Oregon. Southern will play Texas in the Austin regional, McNeese will play TCU in the Fort Worth regional, and the Bulldogs will play in the Ruston regional and face off with Rider University. North Carolina State and Alabama will be playing in the Ruston regional also.