7:30 LRN Newscast May 31

The latest report from the Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast finds that Louisiana will not add as many jobs as previously thought. Brooke Thorington has more…
Cut 1 (33) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

A garbage handler in Jefferson Parish lost his leg after a vehicle crashed into the garbage truck, pinning his leg between the two vehicles. State Police says the driver of the vehicle that hit the garbage truck admitted to texting while driving. Legislation to prohibit drivers from using their handheld cell phone while driving was defeated in a Senate committee last week.

Tomorrow begins another hurricane season and there are still roughly 400 households, representing about 12-hundred people, in Terrebonne Parish awaiting FEMA trailers. Parish Planning and Zoning Director Christopher Pulaski says people are frustrated…
Cut 10 (08) “…nine months out.”
Pulaski says there are about nine-thousand people living in more than three-thousand trailers from either the state or FEMA.

The bracket is out for the NCAA baseball tournament. After going 1-2 at the SEC tourney, it wasn’t a shock when Baton Rouge was left off the list of Regional host sites. Tigers coach Jay Johnson says once that happened, he could read the tea leaves on where his team was headed…
Cut 13 (12) “…a surprise.”
The Cajuns and Louisiana Tech will play in Regionals in Texas, while Southeastern Louisiana is heading to the Auburn Regional.