3:30 LRN Newscast July 12

There will not be an override veto session as a majority of state senators voted to cancel the session, which was scheduled to begin on Saturday. Jonesboro Representative Jack McFarland pushed for a veto session. He says many of the 27 bills the governor vetoed received super majority support by the Legislature…:

CUT 12(12)      “…try it again.”

Twenty-five of the state’s 38 senators voted against an override session, which was the majority vote needed to cancel the session. Some state senators called it a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Police in New Iberia say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train early this morning. When first responders arrived on the scene the victim was already dead. It’s unknown why the person was on the tracks to begin with. The victim’s identity has not been released.


With qualifying for fall federal mid-term elections starting next week, incumbent Senator John Kennedy easily leads in fundraising. Kennedy reports raising another $5.6-million in the 2nd Quarter, and has almost $16-million cash-on-hand for his campaign. U.L.-Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley says this comes as no surprise…:

CUT 09(14)      “…that expectation.”

LSU football scores another verbal commitment from a hot prospect; Liberty Magnet High school running back Kaleb Jackson. The Baton Rouge back is 5’7”, 215 pounds. TigerDetails.com writer Jerit Roser says Jackson plus Union Parish commit Trey Holley should make a good team of backs…:

CUT 04(10)      “…can company.”