12:30 LRN Newscast Dec 5

The author of a law allowing telemedicine appointments for new medical marijuana patients says the state board that governs doctors cannot stop doctors from prescribing medical marijuana to new telemedicine patients without an in-person visit first. Representative Joe Marino is the author of the law…:

CUT 03(10)      “…this program.”

Marino says he is seeking an Attorney General’s opinion today.

The Secretary of State’s office predicts up to 15 percent of registered voters will cast a ballot in the December 10th election. Deputy Secretary for Outreach Joel Watson says 110-thousand votes were cast for early voting either in person or by absentee ballot from November 26th through December third…:

CUT 06(09)      “…for the election.”


A good old fashioned barroom brawl in the town of Zwolle led to the three arrests; one of them a Sabine Parish reserve deputy. That man, Kobe Cardinez, is charged with 2nd degree battery, like the other two. All three had bond set at $8000.

The runoff election for Louisiana Public Service Commission District 3 is getting national attention—and a lot of money is being spent…:

CUT 01(31)      “…Golsby.”