9:30 LRN Newscast

A police chief in south Louisiana has resigned after pleading no contest to malfeasance charges. Last week a grand jury indicted Plaquemines Police Chief Kenny Payne on accusations he asked a woman for sexual favors in exchange for dismissing charges against her boyfriend and then asking the Iberville Sheriff not to investigate. Payne has three-year suspended sentence and was forced to resign. District Attorney Tony Clayton says this case is a perfect example that no one is above the law…
cut 12 (10) “…but it’s efficient”

Now that Thanksgiving is over, will we get an answer soon from U-S Senator John Kennedy on whether he’ll run for governor next year. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says since Democrats have control of the Senate, Kennedy is taking a hard look at the 2023 governor’s race…
cut 9 (07) “….opposed to senator”

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says be aware for the potential for severe weather today, especially if you live in northeast and central Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a collision between warm and cool air masses brings the threat of damaging winds, heavy rainfall, hail, and the potential for tornadoes.
Cut 13 (12) “…tornadic activity.”
The severe weather will arrive in Louisiana after 12 PM today.

The Louisiana Department of Health says diabetes affects 14-percent of Louisiana residents and one in three Louisiana residents are pre-diabetic. Director of Well Ahead Louisiana, Melissa Martin, says diabetes is a largely preventable condition and residents can find out more at well-ahead-L-A-dot-com…
cut 6 (11) “….doctor about”