1:30 LRN Newscast Dec 5

The Secretary of State’s office says only about 15-percent of Louisiana registered voters have early voted or will vote this Saturday. Deputy Secretary Joel Watson says December elections are usually low-turnout affairs. He says one of highest turnouts for a December election was 2020, when there was a congressional runoff and amendments on the ballot…:

CUT 07(03)      “…for that race.”

Polls open Saturday at 7 am and close at 8 pm. For more information and your voting location visit GeauxVote.com

District 1 Congressman Steve Scalise says he’ll work to reform the federal flood insurance program in the next Congress. FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 pricing system has kicked in; causing dramatic increases in flood coverage for tens of thousands of Louisianans. Scalise says that’ll be one of his projects for 2023…:

CUT 09(10)      “…and taxpayers.”


The author of a new law that says telemedicine can be used for doctors to prescribe medical marijuana says the state board that governs doctors cannot make rules that go against that law…:

CUT 01(30)      “…Golsby.”

Police in Monroe say they responded to four overdoses deaths within a 2-day span, from December 1st thru the 3rd. On the MPD Facebook page they say all four are fentanyl-related. Detectives are working toward tracking down the source of the deadly drugs.