12:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

DSNAP has been extended due to high call volume. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says they understand the frustration among callers, and they’re pleased they’ve received federal approval to extend call-in days.

Cut 6 (08) “…fourth week.” 

Phase three will end October 9th and then those with the last names beginning with A-L can call in on October 11th. Surnames M-Z on October 12th and all names on October 13th.

Extinction happens and Robert Dobbs with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the ivory-billed woodpecker is among nearly two dozen birds, fish, and other species that have now been declared extinct.

Cut 3 (05) “…Louisiana since 1944.”

And that was in the Tensas River area in northeastern Louisiana.

State Education officials are giving school districts the ability to decide if a student who may have been exposed to COVID to quarantine or not. Superintendent Cade Brumley says any students who ARE quarantined for possible exposure will receive a screening. It will be up to each school system to decide on a quarantine.

Cut 13 (05) “…can consider

Sports betting across the 55 parishes in Louisiana that approved it remains on hold after an expected mid-September start-up delayed by Hurricane Ida. Gaming Control Board Chair Ronnie Johns says it’s important for sports betting in the Bayou State to be fully compliant with state law.

Cut 30 (10)  “…get it right.”