9:30 LRN Newscast

Governor John Bel Edwards says he will push the state legislature next year to include an exception for rape and incest to the state’s law that bans most abortions. Edwards made the comments during his monthly radio show…
cut 13 (06) “…..next year”
Edwards, a pro-life Democrat, signed a bill earlier this year that led to the closure of the state’s three abortion clinics.

Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nests have been discovered on Louisiana’s Chandeuleur Islands for the first time in 75 years. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority project manager Todd Baker says prior to this discovery, nestings for this endangered species were found in Mexico, Texas and Florida…
cut 6 (12) “….to the population”

A $21 million settlement has been reached with Brad Pitt and his Make it Right Foundation which constructed eco-friendly homes after Katrina. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 3 (31) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Entergy is no longer accepting applications for a one-time 150-dollar credit after receiving 17-thousand applications during a seven hour period yesterday. Entergy made four-point-four million dollars available to eligible customers based on their total income. The significant response shows many are struggling to pay their high power bills this year.