8:30 LRN Newscast July 8

A hearing will be held in New Orleans today to decide if the temporary restraining order banning abortion laws from going into effect will be lifted or not. Attorney General Jeff Landry says the plaintiffs are just delaying what is inevitable.

With the next school year set to start in just weeks, many districts across the state face a shortage of qualified teachers. More from Michelle Southern…:

CUT 02(33)      “…Michelle Southern.”


The state reports its first detected case of monkeypox in a Louisiana resident. The Louisiana Department of Health says there’s also a reported case from an out-state-resident who was a recent visitor. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says there are likely even more cases that have yet to be diagnosed…:

CUT 10(12)      “…way of life.”

Monkeypox is transmitted primarily through sexual contact. Symptoms include a rash that looks like pimples or blisters, fever, headache, body aches, and exhaustion.

State Wildlife & Fisheries agents cited a dozen people for operating a boat while impaired over the July 4th Weekend. LDWF spokesman Adam Einck says agents are always out in force over busy summer weekends; seeking those who are impaired or just unsafely operating their boat…:

CUT 14(08)      “…on the waterways.”

One of those impaired boaters is blamed for the death of a teenage girl Monday in Livingston Parish.