11:30 LRN Newscast Sept 29

Senator Bill Cassidy and some of his colleagues on Capitol Hill are pushing legislation to delay the rollout of a plan by FEMA to hike flood insurance premiums dramatically.

Cut 6 (09) “…from their mortgage” 


Cassidy says delaying implementation of the premium revision would give lawmakers until September 30, 2022 to address the rollout of Risk Rating 2.0. to make it more meaningful and sustainable.  

26-year old Jake Guidry of Thibodaux faces second-degree murder charges in the death of his infant daughter. After a welfare check early Tuesday morning, at the request of the child’s mother, that’s when Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Brennan Matherne says they made the grim discovery.

Cut 3 (12) “…had died.”


As southeast Louisiana schools try to recover from Ida, schools in southwestern parishes – hit hard by Hurricane Laura in 2020 – are still struggling to regain normalcy. Calcasieu Parish School Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus (BRUCK-house) says students have been back for quite some time, but the long-term damage is evident. He says he’s glad the system bought all the 55-gallon waste cans available at Sam’s…:

Cut 12 (07) “…every time it rains.”


LSU has broken the record for the most accomplished, largest, and most diverse freshman class in the school’s history. Vice President of Enrollment Jose Aviles says when the vaccine mandate was announced over the summer some feared it would have a negative impact on enrollment, but Aviles says he’s received positive feedback from parents indicating they prefer a school that considers health a priority.

Cut 15 (11)  “…at LSU.”