1:30 LRN Newscast July 7

Deputies in Ascension parish say a traffic stop Wednesday turned up an SUV loaded with weapons and ammo. Sheriff’s spokesman Donovan Jackson says 38-year-old Reginald LeBlanc, of Donaldsonville, refused to stop at first. When he did pull over, deputies found an AK-47 assault rifle, a fully automatic pistol and hundreds of rounds of ammunition…:

CUT 15(09)      “some heavy damage.”

LeBlanc faces a number of charges including illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and remains behind bars in the Ascension lockup.

Louisiana is hosting the annual conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Baton Rouge. Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says peers from over 40 states will gather for their annual meeting for the first time since Fox McKeithen held his position…:

CUT 03(09)      “…practices for elections.”

The event wraps Sunday with a big soiree at the Louisiana State Museum.


Senator John Kennedy is angry that protesters are camping out in front of U.S. Supreme Court justices’ homes to protest the recent reversal of Roe versus Wade. He says Congress passed laws years ago prohibiting that…:

CUT 13(11)      “…all night.”

He blames the Biden White House for discouraging federal and local law enforcement from busting the protesters, or at least running them off.

The state Department of Veterans Affairs is asking us to give this month, to their Wreaths across America program. The cost is just $15, and the money will buy wreaths to lay on veterans’ graves at the Christmas holiday. More information is online at “vetaffairs. la.gov”.

Louisiana has detected its first case of Monkey Pox. LDH says the person is from the Greater New Orleans area. Another person visiting the state has also tested positive.