4:30 LRN Newscast Oct 29

Louisiana’s Gaming Commission grants four new licenses for legal sports betting. Those casinos are Harrah’s and Boomtown in New Orleans, L’Auberge in Baton Rouge and Horseshoe in Bossier City. State Gaming Commissioner Ronnie Johns says those were the first to complete their application, review and approval process. Johns says more sports book will be coming soon…:

CUT 16  (09)        “…quickly as possible.”

Early Voting for the November 13th election starts Saturday, takes a day off Sunday and resumes Monday through next Saturday. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says he expects poor voter turnout because ballots across MOST of the lack hotly contested races…:

CUT 06  (13)        “…in Orleans Parish.”

Download to “GeauxVote” app to see your sample ballot and where to go for Early Voting.


Facebook’s announcement it was changing its corporate name to “Meta” has some users freaking out. Brooke Thorington has that…:

CUT 01  (32)        “…Thorington.”

A state appeals court rules Ochsner Health-Shreveport may not fire workers for refusing the COVID vaccine while the mandate’s legality is in court. That’s in the state’s 2nd Circuit. A group of Ochsner employees faced termination Friday, if they did not comply. The plaintiff’s lawyer says he’ll take all the way to the Supreme Court if needs be.