4:30 LRN Newscast Oct 06

Louisiana is expected to see major job growth over the next two years even amid a predicted national recession. Brooke Thorington has more…:

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Lafayette High was placed on lockdown for some time today, as cops checked up on social media threats of violence. At least two students were taken into custody. In St. Martin Parish, St. Martinville Junior High was evacuated to investigate a reported bomb on the campus. After a thorough search, no bomb was found. The “all clear” was given at about 1:30. Just kids having fun…?


Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain says he’s been meeting with USDA officials on how to create a better mechanism for farmers to receive assistance when they are impacted by natural disasters. He’s hoping revisions will be added to the new farm bill and he says they may look at having “ag” added to the Stafford Act…:

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Strain says there’s no standard on how natural disaster funding is handled when they lobby congress for assistance for farmers. Each time he says it’s processed differently, which isn’t good.

Attorney General Jeff Landry is off to a perky start of a year of campaigning for Governor. Landry says he wants to get Louisiana off the bottom of by-state rankings…:

CUT 05(09)      “…put up with that.”

Though many names are mentioned as being interested in running, Landry is first to make it official.