3:30 LRN Newscast Oct 06

State Attorney General Jeff Landry is now officially a candidate for Governor in 2023, and he certainly sounds like one. He says, as the governor, he’ll focus on reducing crime, improving education and the state’s economy. Landry says he’ll get out there and spend some time with voters and then release a detailed plan on addressing those…:

CUT 04(11)      “…being last.”

Landry is expected to gather a LOT of company in the race to be the state’s next governor next year.

Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says the feds need a standard procedure for doling out disaster aid for farmers, and he’ll go to Washington soon to discuss getting that done. Strain says natural disasters can set farmers back badly, as with Hurricane Ian last week in Florida…:

CUT 11(12)      “…pay that bill.”


Louisiana will get a pot of federal dollars to help promote the bayou state in other countries, like Spain, Italy and India. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says we were growing internationally as a tourist destination, and then COVID hit…:

CUT 06(09)      “…breaking numbers.”

Nungesser plans a promotional trip to Australia soon to invite the Aussies to enjoy what Louisiana has to offer.

Federal and local authorities have busted an international drug ring that was operating out of a lavish sprawling home on the banks of Baton Rouge’s LSU lakes. Five men and a woman were arrested; some of them foreign nationals. Hundreds of thousands in illegal drug cash was stashed in the home; inside air vents, nooks, crannies and even in the center of a large decorative column. They also found loaded guns stowed all over the home.