9:30 LRN Newscast

Senator John Kennedy says the United States can not be weak with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which is closing in on that country’s capital. Kennedy says the U-S needs to make Russia President Vladimir Putin. 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 rich business leaders who keep Putin in power…
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Grambling has confirmed the hiring of former Baylor football coach Art Briles as its new offensive coordinator. Briles was fired from Baylor six years ago after the university said he covered up sexual assault claims against his players. HBCU sports analyst Reggie Flood says it appears the university has tried to insulate new head coach Hue Jackson from criticism…
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Grambling A-D Trayvean Scott told ESPN he’s giving Briles a chance to redeem himself after understanding where the facts lie.

Vice president Kamala Harris will not travel to St. Landry Parish as originally scheduled today. Governor John Bel Edwards says the V-P has postponed her trip given the state of affairs with Ukraine. Harris was traveling to Louisiana to promote the millions of dollars from the Infrastructure Act that will go towards expanding high speed internet in rural areas.

Mardi Gras is all about fun, but the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission wants you to do so responsibly. Brooke Thorington has more
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