5:30 LRN Newscast July 20

Today was the first day of qualifying, eight people have signed up to run for U-S Senate, including the Republican incumbent, John Kennedy, who says he’ll fight against the Biden administration policies that are hurting the wallets of Americans. Two of his main Democratic challengers among the eight to qualify, include Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers…

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Political newcomer Luke Mixon also filed to run as a Democrat for Senate. The former Top Gun Naval pilot called out Kennedy for not standing up for democracy when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

Cut 7 (12) “…to lie.” 
Governor Edwards and the state department of transportation have updated their Highway Safety Plan after nearly a thousand motorists were killed in car crashes last year, a 17-percent increase from 2020. State Police Superintendent Lamar Davis says they are committed to keeping motorists safe.

Cut 12 (12) “…negative behavior.”   
A 15-year-old girl died last night in a single vehicle crash in St. James Parish. State Police Trooper Ross Brennan says a 17-year-old was behind the wheel on LA Highway 18 when he lost control left the roadway and rolled over. The driver and his two juvenile passengers were not restrained and ejected from the vehicle. 15-year-old Ramiya Sowell of St. James was killed. Brenan says seat belts might have saved her life…:

Cut 15 (07) “…crash.”