8:30 LRN Newscast February 25

Louisiana U-S Senator John Kennedy says it’s time to expel Russian President Vladimir Putin from the international community for attacking Ukraine. Kennedy says it’s time to stand up to Putin’s aggression…
cut 6 (06) “….that’s Hitler”
Kennedy is calling for a stop to all exports to Russia and the U-S should not only sanction Russian banks and government officials but also rich business leaders who keep Putin in power.

In a controversial move, Grambling State has hired former Baylor coach Art Briles as its new offensive coordinator. Briles was fired in 2016 for his involvement in repeated cover-ups of allegations of sexual and physical assaults involving his players. HBCU sports analyst Reggie Flood says this seems like a desperate move for both parties.
Cut 10 (10) “…any other school.”
Grambling A-D Trayvean Scott told ESPN he’s giving Briles a chance to redeem himself after understanding where the facts lie.

A Monroe lawmaker files a bill that would mandate your pharmacy to fill what your doctor prescribes; no matter what the FDA or CDC says. Kevin Gallagher has more…:
Cut 1 (34) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”

Vice President Kamala Harris has postponed her trip to St. Landry Parish today where she was scheduled to discuss the millions of dollars that have become available to expand high-speed internet in rural areas. Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s a wise and understandable decision for Harris not to travel to Louisiana given the state of affairs with Ukraine.