10:30 LRN Newscast July 1

Congressmen Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins along with other Republican lawmakers joined former President Donald Trump at the border Wednesday calling for a return to Trump-era border policies.

Cut 8 (12) “…in words.”

Starting today college athletes can now profit off of their name, image, and likeness and retain eligibility as the Division One Board of Directors approved an interim policy in place. LSU Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Rimp says with NIL in place, college athletics will never be the same as amateurism is no longer a cornerstone…

Cut 6 (10) “…shaken.”

Governor Edwards stands firm on why he vetoed some high-profile bills. One is legislation banning transgender females from competing in women’s sports, it passed with veto-proof margins among lawmakers, but Edwards says it’s a solution looking for a problem.

Cut 10 (07) “…prohibit.”

The anti-transgender legislation passed in the Senate on a 29-6 vote and in the House with a 78-17 vote.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries humanly euthanized a well-known bear Tuesday after he was found with two broken legs and paralyzed due to a spinal injury. Large Carnivore Program manager for LDWF Maria Davidson says Bruno the Bear was put down in Morehouse Parish.

Cut 13 (10) “…types of injuries.”