1:30 LRN Newscast July 12

The Louisiana Senate voted against holding an override veto session which cancels the session that was scheduled to start on Saturday. Jeff Palermo has more…:

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New Orleans Police report a 1-year-old boy was attacked and killed by the family dog Monday night. The child died at a local hospital. SPCA officers tried to corral the animal but were also attacked before a cop finally shot the animal dead.

With qualifying for fall federal mid-term elections starting next week, incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy easily leads in fundraising, with nearly $29-million in his warchest. His three declared Democrat challengers have raised just over $2-million between them. Another possible challenger is Republican Baton Rouge minister Tony Spell, the man who flouted the Governor’s orders to stop church services during the pandemic, was arrested and jailed for it and eventually exonerated of any wrongdoing. UL-Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley says Kennedy isn’t losing sleep over Spell possibly running…:

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Stockley says the race is Kennedy’s to lose.

Former Governor Edwin Edwards died a year ago today. His widow, Trina, was on Jim Engster’s Baton Rouge radio show to talk about the Silver Fox, and shared the former Governor’s last words…:

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