2:30 LRN Newscast Sept 28

As Hurricane Ian lashes out at Florida’s west coast, the Louisiana Red Cross is prepped to provide relief efforts once they receive the call. Executive director of the Louisiana Capital West chapter Ed Bush says volunteers and monetary help are always welcome. He says to do either, visit “RedCross.org”…:

CUT 05(07)      “…that people can help.”

Governor Edwards is making his second overseas trip in less than two months as his office says he’s on economic development trip in London. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell went to Switzerland and France this summer to sign sister city agreements. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says Edwards’ trip has more substance…:

CUT 09(10)      “…sister city agreement.”

Cantrell flew first class and stayed in top-drawer hotels. She says that was for her personal safety.


A Shreveport man with a history of sex crimes was found guilty today of having a sexual relationship with an underage girl. 41-year-old Brandon Davenport’s two-year-long affair with the teen came to light when the girl became pregnant. He was convicted of the same type crime in 2004 and is a registered sex offender already. His sentencing is next month.

Ochsner Health is building a new, state-of-the-art neuroscience center in New Orleans. Dr. C.J. Bui says the center will treat diseases of the spine, nerves, and brain–diseases such as epilepsy, movement disorders, and cognitive impairment; things that affect most of us as we age…:

CUT 08(09)      “…people worldwide.”

The center is expected to open in 2025.

Governor John Bel Edwards says he will be sending resources and personnel to Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian’s landfall with additional help ready to go. Edwards says Louisiana would be offering “significant” resources, including deployment of the Louisiana National Guard.