11:30 LRN Newscast Sept 28

Ochsner Health is building a new, state-of-the-art neuroscience center in New Orleans. Dr. C.J. Bui (pronounced like BOUY) says it will offer a combination of critically renowned programs available at only a few facilities in the world.

Cut 6 (05)  “…Houston and Atlanta” 

Ochsner says the center is being built thanks to a large donation. It will treat diseases of the spine, nerves, and brain–Diseases such as epilepsy, movement disorders, and cognitive impairment.

Governor John Bel Edwards and a delegation of business and state leaders travel to London today on an economic development mission. The governor’s spokesperson Shauna Sanford says Edwards is traveling with representatives from Louisiana Economic Development and the Louisiana Offshore Terminal to name a few

Cut 13 (10) “…conditions.”

That meeting with Lloyd’s of London will take place tomorrow.

What was Angola’s old death row building will soon house a portion of juvenile offenders from the Bridge City Center in Jefferson Parish. After multiple escapes, the decision was made to transfer the more violent offender to the state penitentiary. That move was halted briefly after a lawsuit, but Marrero state Senator Patrick Connick says that legal hurdle has been cleared.

Cut 5 (06) “…full speed ahead.”

After a Wall Street Journal reports declared New Orleans the country’s murder capital for the first have of 2022, Mayor LaToya Cantrell rebuffed the declaration. She acknowledges New Orleans has experienced an increase in crime but says other major cities have also and most murders occur under specific conditions.

Cut 8 (10)  “…domestic violence.”