6:30 LRN Newscast February 25

Vice President Kamala Harris has canceled her trip to the Bayou State today in the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. She was scheduled to visit the small town of Sunset in St. Landry Parish to discuss the federal government’s investment into improving rural high-speed internet.

A Monroe state Representative files legislation that, if passed, would require pharmacists to fill so-called off-label medications. Republican lawmaker Mike Echols says off-label drugs are any that are prescribed for a patient that has not been approved by peer groups or the FDA. He says, during the pandemic, some patients could not get prescriptions for some drugs…:
Cut 7 (14) “…degree of integrity.”
Echols bill will be heard in the upcoming legislative session.

In a controversial move, Grambling State has hired former Baylor football coach Art Briles as its new offensive coordinator. David Grubb has more.
Cut 2 (34) “…I’m David Grubb.”