2:30 LRN Newscast

Since a temporary restraining order was placed on Louisiana abortion trigger laws Monday, abortions can continue in the state. Director of the Hope Medical Center for Women in Shreveport, Kathaleen Pittman says since the restraining order they’ve been fully booked with appointments, but they are not making any past July 8th until a hearing on the order is scheduled.
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Pittman was a guest on Jim Engster’s Talk Louisiana Radio program.

The statewide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is down another penny today to $4.42. Triple-A fuel analyst Don Redman doesn’t expect a huge in surge in prices with the fourth of July holiday coming up….
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Redman says prices could climb again at the end of July when some refiniries shut down for some much needed maintenance.

A hearing scheduled for today in U-S District court is canceled as a result of the U-S Supreme Court putting a hold on a lower court ruling that said the Legislature must draw a map that allows for a Black candidate to represent two of the state’s six congressional districts. House Governmental Affairs Chairman John Stefanski says they were waiting for the Supreme Court to weigh in…
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The Secretary of State is moving forward with using the map approved in February by the Republican-led Legislature for the fall Congressional elections.

Authorities are investigating a noose that was found inside the auditorium at Delhi High School in Richland Parish. Delhi Police Chief Roy Williams says an employee of a contractor performing renovation work inside the auditorium is the suspect…
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Williams says once he completes an investigation he’ll turn the information over to the local D-A to determine if the suspect should be charged with a hate crime.