3:30 LRN Newscast July 29

A state appeals court has reinstated Louisiana ban on abortions. The First Circuit Court of Appeal granted a preliminary injunction to put the ban back in effect, after a district judge had blocked the trigger laws. The appeal was filed by Attorney general Jeff Landry.

Northwestern State is thrilled about the signing of Hansel Enmanuel – the high school basketball star with one arm. Michelle Southern reports…:

CUT 01(28)      “…Southern.”


Starting Monday, stealing catalytic converters will be a specified crime in Louisiana; one with harsh penalties. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot sponsored the measure during the legislative session. He says most frequently the parts are stolen from pickups and SUVs…:

CUT 08  (08)        “…in seconds.”

Under the new law, those convicted of stealing catalytic converters could face fines up to $50-thousand and jail time of up to 20 years.

Another new law will forbid police from using the smell of marijuana as cause for a warrantless search of one’s home, or an arrest. New Iberia Rep. Marcus Bryant says otherwise medical marijuana patients could be wrongly harassed…:

CUT 11  (14)        “…for marijuana.”