07:30 LRN Newscast February 01

State lawmakers are off to Baton Rouge to begin the 20-day special legislative session for redistricting Louisiana. The House & Senate must agree on new boundaries for the legislature, Public Service Commission, state courts and six U.S. Congressional seats. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says he believes the latter – U.S. House districts – will be addressed right up front…:

CUT 10(11)      “…or NOT override a veto.”

The session must be done by the 20th.

Governor John Bel Edwards’ office issues a statement in response to an AP story that he was notified by State Police Head Kevin Reeves in May 2019 of an unnamed motorist who died in their custody, who turned out to be Ronald Greene. Greene died from a severe beating. ULM Political Science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this could prove volatile for Edwards…:

CUT 13(12)      “…in his re-election?”


As experts predict another above average hurricane season in 2022, the Louisiana Department of Education is taking steps to get schools ready for what comes before and after the storm. David Grubb has more…:

CUT 01(31)      “…David Grubb.”

Two St. Mary Parish teens are under arrest for allegedly making bomb threats against Franklin High School in mid-January. A 14 and 15-year-old are charged with terrorizing and communicating false information. They’ve been booked, processed and released to their parents’ custody.