5:30 LRN Newscast Sept 28

Governor John Bel Edwards is offering help to Florida who is expected to receive extensive damage from Hurricane Ian. Mike Steele, spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says helping other states in a crisis goes a long way

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Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana have already been deployed to Florida to help with the aftermath from Hurricane Ian. Louisiana Red Cross Capital west chapter Executive Director Ed Bush says there are dozens of volunteers on standby, but they’ll wait to deploy them until the storm passes…

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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.

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

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.

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It will treat diseases of the spine, nerves, and brain–Diseases such as epilepsy, movement disorders, and cognitive impairment.