3:30 LRN Newscast August 25

Many of us may blame the White House for hampering the energy industry and forcing gas prices skyward, but would it surprise you to hear oil & gas drilling permits are on the increase? State Commissioner of Conservation Richard Ieyoub says up to 800 permits will be issued by year’s end. He says that’s a real increase versus a decline of drilling here in the Bayou State…:

CUT 07(07)      “…our jurisdiction.”

In terms of actual dollars, oil & gas is still the biggest contributor the state’s annual fiscal picture.

The Louisiana National Guard is holding a town hall meeting to discuss the renaming of Camp Beauregard. The name is changing due to its confederate roots. The town hall will be Thursday, September 8th at 6 pm at the camps’ Post Theater in Pineville. The public is encouraged to come to offer thoughts, concerns and suggestions for a new name.


LSU officials are thrilled about the success of their latest fundraising campaign. It has surpassed its goal and done that three years early…:

CUT 01(30)      “…Golsby.”

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is taking heat for showing up in court last week to support a convicted juvenile carjacker; not the victims. Her response…?

CUT 14(10)      “…what I did.”