10:30 LRN Newscast Sept 26

In an effort to make sure young students are good readers, State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley proposes a required summer school session for kindergarten through fourth-grade students who are not reading on grade level. Brumley says test results show that less than half of Louisiana students at these grade levels are reading at their appropriate level…

Cut 4 (11)  “…next grade.”

It will be discussed at next month’s BESE meeting.


Chatter in political circles is growing about possibly ending Louisiana’s state income tax. Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell says it can be done simply and easily, by replacing the severance tax on oil brought out of the ground with a processing tax on oil processed or refined…:

Cut 13 (07) “…tax the 2-percent.”

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…

Cut 8 (12)  “…meals together.”

The Saints fell to 1 and 2 on the season as they played an error-filled game in Carolina and lost to the Panthers 22-14 on Sunday.

Other than the fourth-quarter comeback against Atlanta and the 14 points scored in the fourth quarter against the Panthers, the offense hasn’t done much. New Orleans Coach Dennis Allen

Cut  11 (12)  “…perform better.”