06:30 LRN Newscast, September 6th

The Senate Committee on Health and Welfare will meet this morning to discuss concerns of the child welfare division at the Department of Children and Family Services. Committee Chair Senator Fred Mills says they want to know how the department will address recent failures, mainly a toddler overdose death and alleged child sexual abuse by a foster parent…:
Cut 4 (10) “over with”

Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu has passed away at the age of 92. Looking back at the life of the political family patriarch, analyst Clancy Dubos says Landrieu won praise for helping New Orleans through difficult times for race relations as segregation came to an end…:
Cut 10 (09) “for years”
His son Mitch also served as mayor for two terms. His daughter, Mary, served as a Louisiana US Senator.

Many LSU fans are at a loss for words over Sunday night’s season-opening defeat to Florida State. The Tigers made way too many mistakes in Brian Kelly’s first game as head coach of the Bayou Bengals. Quarterback Jayden Daniels says they have to learn from those mistakes…:
Cut 13 (10) “for Southern”
The LSU/Southern game kicks off Saturday night at 6:30 inside Death Valley.

With today’s check on gas prices following a busy Labor Day weekend on the roads, AAA says the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $3.30. Down over 10 cents over last week.