9:30 LRN Newscast Oct 7

President Biden will pardon thousands of people convicted of simple marijuana possession… Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney Andre Belanger (bel AHN zhay) says the pardon only impacts the few with federal marijuana charges and the pardons are no big deal…

Cut 14 (10)  “…be a big deal.”

The US Senate released a PSA on the warnings of Rainbow Fentanyl ahead of Halloween. Executive Director of the Louisiana Addiction Research Center at LSU Health Shreveport Nick Goeders says the pills are made as a way to disguise the drug as it comes into the country, in some cases even looking similar to oxycontin…

Cut  11 (09)  “…real medicines.”

For more information visit the DEA’s online resource page.

We are getting even closer to mid-term elections and nationally turnout has increased steadily, pollster John Couvillon says he expects that to continue—even in a relatively low-key election season in Louisiana.

Cut 6 (06)  “…healthy side.” 

Early voting begins October 25th and goes until November 1st for the November 8th election.

The 46th Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is underway, and like most festivals it has plenty of rides, music, arts and crafts, and even a parade on Saturday. But President Chris Loupe says their event has a few other things that aren’t run-of-the-mill like taking your truck for a spin in the mud bog…

Cut 8 (07)  “…you can.”

He says they serve four kinds of Tamales, mild, medium, hot and extra hot but he says proceed with caution on the extra hot. Loupe also boasts they have some of