3:30 LRN Newscast Sept 28

Louisiana will send help to Florida, as the Sunshine State takes a wallop from Hurricane Ian. Governor John Bel Edwards made an announcement to that effect today, and now the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness stands ready to help. GOHSEP’s Mike Steele says the Louisiana National Guard has been activated…:

CUT 12(09)      “…and personnel.”

The aide is being rendered via the state’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

Meanwhile, the Governor heads to London on an economic development trip; meeting with international business and insurance industry leaders to promote foreign investments. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says it appears Edwards is addressing one of the state’s biggest problems…:

CUT 11(12)      “…does nothing.”

He refers to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s recent trip to France at taxpayer expense.


Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana are on standby to receive the call to assist with recovery from Hurricane Ian in Florida…:

CUT 01(34)      “…Thorington.”

A budget hotel in Baton Rouge that has been the source of numerous 9-1-1 calls has been placed under new management. The OYO Hotel just off I-12 has been the scene of sexual assaults, drug deals, beatings, shootings and multiple prostitution arrests. City officials hope the new owners will take steps to better control what happens under their roof.