1:30 LRN Newscast Feb 24

The director of the LSU’s Center for Energy Studies says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not good for our wallet. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to travel to Louisiana tomorrow to highlight the millions of dollars Louisiana will receive to improve high-speed internet in rural areas. Harris will hold a press event in the small St. Landry Parish town of Sunset. The Infrastructure Act contains 65-million dollars to expand broadband access in underserved communities.

Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee says even with the Biden Administration is announcing a new set of sanctions aimed at Russian banks and technology firms and possibly new export controls also but feels it’s too little too late.

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As U-S for boots on the ground in Ukraine, Johnson says we don’t have the capability of doing that right now.

It was a big night for La Tech Wednesday as they knocked off the 8th ranked LSU Tigers on the diamond. Bulldog announcer David Nitz says the crowd showed up early and it was an electric atmosphere and a sign of things to come.

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The score was 11-6.