12:30 LRN Newscast February 25

U.S. Senator John Kennedy says it’s time to make Russian President Vladimir Putin a pariah. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 01(31)      “…Jeff Palermo.”

Retired Marine Corps General and native Louisianan Ron Richard says Putin’s decision to go into Ukraine was ill-informed and unfounded, but nevertheless unexpected…:

CUT 13(07)      “…western allies”


The big Mardi Gras weekend means LOTS of parades all across our state, and while Governor John Bel Edwards is happy to see festivities back after the pandemic, he’s still worried about the trash we leave behind. Mr. Edwards recently launched a Statewide Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force which will provide policy solutions this summer to address the state’s litter issues. The governor also wants US to be mindful of litter at Mardi Gras parades…:

CUT 05(03)      “…don’t pollute.”

..and now today’s markets…

Rain is moving out of the state, bringing us slightly warmer and more pleasant weather for parades Saturday. Look for highs in the 50’s and 60’s. Mardi Gras? Sunny and near 70.