8:30 LRN Newscast February 28

Louisiana is one of 12 states getting a boost from the feds in closing the digital divide. David Grubb has the story.
Cut 1 (32) “…I’m David Grubb.”

Gas prices continue to rise. According to Triple-A, the statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.37. That’s up seven cents over the last week and nearly 30-cents in the last month. If you are driving to a Mardi Gras parade, great weather is expected for today and tomorrow.

A Noted political analyst says Senator Bill Cassidy would be a most formidable candidate for Governor IF he should decide to run. Ron Faucheux (FO-shay) says – should Cassidy decide to run – he would do so as a moderate…
Cut 10 (14) “…candidates wouldn’t have.”
For his part, Senator Cassidy has NOT declared any intention to run for Governor in 2023. Cassidy said recently he’s quite engaged in being a United States Senator.

The Humane Society of Louisiana is seeking new adoptive homes for the last dozen remaining “Mardi Gras Horses”. What ARE “Mardi Gras Horses”? HSLA Director Jeff Dorson says each year, horses are purchased to fill the need for parade horses for the biggest two weeks of Carnival. After the holiday ends, there are always horses left with no purpose and no home…:
Cut 4 (09) “…or sold for slaughter.”
If interested in adopting a Mardi Gras horse go to Humane Society of Louisiana Mardi Gras Horse Adoption on Facebook.