3:30 LRN Newscast June 30

Construction is underway on the second phase of elevating LA 1 in Lafourche Parish, from the Leeville Bridge to Golden Meadow. Executive Director of the LA 1 Coalition Henri Boulet says once the project is completed in 2027, vehicles who use this important corridor will travel 22-feet above sea level…:

CUT 09(13)      “…all summer long.”

The price tag for the elevated stretch of highway is over 800-million dollars.

Police in Baton Rouge seek a man who reportedly shot a restaurant worker, over a messed up order. BRPD spokesman Sgt. L’Jean (pronounce: EL-jeen) McKneely says it started with an argument in the parking lot of Freddie’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers; just off Interstate 12…:

CUT 14(09)      “…minor injury.”

The suspect is still at large.


Mosquitoes are everywhere this summer, and according to the LDH, so is West Nile Virus. Who’s at risk and what can you do to protect yourself? David Grubb has the details…:

CUT 02(34)      “…David Grubb.”

While on the subject of viruses, here’s the latest COVID numbers from the Department of Health; just over 3-thousand new cases are reported. 450 people are in the hospital with symptoms statewide. LDH also reports another three COVID-related deaths.