1:30 LRN Newscast July 8

After being left in a hot vehicle covered with blanket outside of a Slidell Walmart a 16-day old child is remarkably alive. Brooke Thorington has more…:

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Another two murders today in the City That Care Forgot. New Orleans Police say a man was shot dead not far from the French Quarter at about 3 am, and second man stabbed to death several blocks away just before dawn. Both are now under investigation.


Members of the state legislature have until Monday to return their votes on a possible veto override session. State law makes one automatic, unless a majority vote NOT to. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says lawmakers are on vacation or just comfortable in their home districts, and not enough may vote to go back to Baton Rouge…:

CUT 09  (09)        “…look like they have it.”

Governor Edwards vetoed 28 bills passed this session, but Pinsonat says they can always be revisited next year. He thinks odds are high there will NOT be a veto session.

The state Department of Transportation is prepping for a future with more electric vehicles on the road, and supplying power to those motorists. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says they’ll develop & submit an EV Infrastructure plan by the end of the month; detailing how they’d use $74-million in federal funding. Wilson says the feds will respond by this fall…:

CUT 07(12)      “…across the state.”