10:30 LRN Newscast February 1

Governor John Bel Edwards is set to meet with members of the Legislative Black Caucus today to discuss what he knew and when he knew about details surrounding the death of black motorist Ronald Greene, who died after a violent encounter with State Police troopers. Edwards is also expected to take questions from the press at 4:30.

At 5 PM, state lawmakers will begin the redistricting session, a task that comes around once every ten years. More from Kevin Gallagher…:
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Over the last two years, hurricanes have disrupted the educational experience for Louisiana schools, so that’s why Louisiana’s Superintendent of Education Doctor Cade Brumley has launched a Hurricane Preparedness Commission. Brumley says the commission will help create operational best practices for school systems and leaders during hurricanes…
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The commission is comprised of local school officials, state lawmakers, and experts in emergency planning.

According to the state’s Gaming Control Board Chairman, Ronnie Johns, the first weekend of online sports betting went smoothly. Johns says he doesn’t have an amount yet of how much the state profited but he believes Louisiana covered the spread.
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Six sports betting platforms were online for opening weekend and Johns expects even more in the coming weeks.