LRN Newscast 15:30 05-01-15

A federal judge in Washington has ruled the US Government is liable for some of the Hurricane Katrina flooding. A 2005 lawsuit points the blame in the direction is of a now-closed Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, that has been blamed for flooding in St. Bernard Parish, and New Orleans’ lower ninth ward. It’s still not clear how much money the feds are on the hook for, but many observers speculate mediation will be involved. Judge Susan Braden has set a hearing for next Wednesday.
A bill that would require public school systems to promote the online homework assistance service which is offered through state and local libraries has passed the Senate. The bill’s author-Napoleonville Senator Troy Brown-says there is a disconnect between the state’s new curriculum standards and parents…
CUT 8 (10) “that shortcoming”
Three people have been arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection with the overdose death of 26-year-old Lance Gordon. Lt. Clay Higgins says Gordon became extremely ill after allegedly being injected with a drug cocktail prepared by 29-year-old Jessica Stelly. He says then, instead of calling 9-1-1, Stelly called a couple of associates…
CUT 3 (09) Q: ‘on his sofa’
And that’s where he died. The three face serious charges.

The New Orleans Saints front office is pleased with how things went for the first round of the NFL draft. The first two choices were offensive lineman Andrus Peat from Stanford, and linebacker Stephone Anthony from Clemson, and Coach Sean Payton says he’s looking forward to adding more players…
CUT 14 (06) Q: ‘second round”