10:30 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 (09) “…power flowing.”
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.

Senator Bill Cassidy is also calling for tougher sanctions than what President Biden has imposed
Cut 8 (13) “…fell apart”
Cassidy does not believe the U-S should send troops but strengthen U-S forces in NATO countries.

Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s excited Mardi Gras parades and celebrations are back in full force this year, but he doesn’t want the Carnival season to contribute to the state’s litter problem. Edwards is asking revelers to take responsibility for their own garbage…
cut 3 (11) “…when you’re celebrating”

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says local police departments will be committed to getting drunk drivers off the road this Mardi Gras weekend as there is a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in place through Fat Tuesday. Commission spokesperson Mark Lambert says it’s not just drunk drivers…
cut 14 (08) “…impaired driver”
From 2016 through 2020, crashes involving an impaired driver killed 22 people and injured 531 during the Carnival season.