8:30 LRN Newscast

State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley is proposing summer school for kindergarten through fourth graders who are not reading at grade level. Brumley says with more than half of K-through-3rd graders not reading at grade level, 30 hours of instruction during the summer could really help these students…
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The proposal will be discussed at next month’s BESE meeting.

Funeral services are today in New Iberia for Lucille Fremin Babineaux. She’s the mother of former governor Kathleen Blanco and Babineaux lived to be 102 years old before passing away last week. Monique Boulet says her grandmother was sharp as a whip and always wanted her family to be together for her birthdays…because she wanted the generations to know each other…
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Today’s funeral mass begins at 11 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia.

State lawmakers are discussing ways to eliminate Louisiana’s state income tax, and the latest to chime in with an idea is Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell…:
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Louisiana House Ways and Means Chairman Stuart Bishop has entered a 30-day treatment program for alcoholism. The Lafayette Republican says his goal is to put his family, health and well-being as a top priority so when he returns he can be the best husband, father and community servant as possible.