7:30 LRN Newscast Feb 25

Vice President Kamela Harris has canceled her trip to St. Landry Parish where she was set to discuss the Infrastructure Bill and the millions it will provide to expand high-speed internet in rural areas. Harris was set to travel to a state where only two members of the state’s congressional delegation voted for the infrastructure bill.

Grambling State is facing criticism for the hiring of former Baylor football coach Art Briles as the Tigers new offensive coordinator. Baylor fired Briles after the university determined he helped cover up sexual assault claims made against his players. HBCU analyst Reggie Flood says Grambling seems to be willing to endure the scrutiny if it produces results…
cut 12 (11) “…is good publicity”

Grambling legend Doug Williams says he doesn’t like the hire.

Monroe Representative Michael Echols has filed a bill that would allow doctors who are licensed to prescribe drugs to have the authority to prescribe certain drugs for off-label use. Echols believes no one should get in the way of the relationship between a doctor and patient…
cut 9 (12) “….prescribing these medications”
Echols says he drafted the bill after talking with medical professionals.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is providing local law enforcement with grant dollars to enforce the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that’s taking place through Fat Tuesday. LHSC spokesperson Mark Lambert says officers are trained to spot impaired drivers.
Cut 13 (09) “…arrested.”
From 2016 to 2020 alcohol-related crashes in the state during the carnival season killed 22 and injured 531.