8:30 LRN Newscast

LSU has called a noon press conference today to introduce Brian Kelly as the Fighting Tigers new football coach. This fan is excited that Kelly has left Notre Dame to take over the LSU program and he gives a lot of credit to athletic director Scott Woodward for getting the deal done…
cut 9 (12) “….no brainer”
Kelly’s ten-year contract also includes six-figure bonuses, two cars and a loan of up to one-point-two million dollars to buy a home.

Meanwhile, Louisiana teacher pay ranks 12th out of 16 states in the South according to the latest report from the Southern Regional Education Board. Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter says pay is an issue, but so is…
cut 11 (06) “…decision making”
Still, Carter says the battle will go on for higher pay with the hope that Governor Edwards can get teacher pay increased to the regional average by the end of his second term in January 2024.

News of the highly transmissible Omicron COVID variant has Ochsner health officials on alert and advising the public on how to prepare. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 3 (33) ā€œā€¦Iā€™m Brooke Thorington.ā€

Louisiana has once again extended the Shot for 100 vaccine incentive campaign. Residents who receive their first COVID shot at a community-based site through December 31st can receive 100-dollars. Over 34-thousand people in Louisiana have received 100-bucks through the program.