3:30 LRN Newscast February 22

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy supports strong economic sanctions against Russia as Vladimir Putin’s forces move into eastern Ukraine. Cassidy says Louisiana can help play a role in weakening Russia financially as that country relies heavily on revenue from natural gas…:

CUT 10         (12)    “…less money.”

Shreveport Congressman Mike Johnson says it may be too late to avoid a conflict…:

CUT 12         (10)    “…responds to is strength.”

The state Department of Health reports 1574 new cases of COVID 19, with 701 people in the hospital with the virus. They also confirm 3 deaths of kids under 18; two of them under 5, the third was much older. LDH recommends all kids 5 and older get the shots.


Lake Charles is ready to revitalize its lakefront. 2022 has seen a number of new businesses announce their intentions to open locations on the lakefront, bringing food, entertainment, and recreational activities to the long underdeveloped area. Mayor Nic Hunter says the centerpiece will be called Port Wonder, with family attractions…:

CUT 07         (12)    “…Wildlife & Fisheries.”

He says development should be getting underway soon.

Houma Police are investigating the shooting of an innocent bystander at a Carnival parade Sunday night. Cops says fight broke out between two groups attending the parade, shots rang out, everyone scattered; leaving one person with a wound from a stray bullet. A 15-year-old carrying a pistol was found and arrested for attempted 2nd-degree murder and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.