2:30 LRN Newscast Dec 6

When the 118th Congress convenes next year, members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation assume new leadership roles. Congressman Steve Scalise will serve as House Majority Leader and Representative Troy Carter will serve as Second Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Carter is the lone Democrat representing the state in DC, but says he’s proud of the roles other members will serve in Congress…:

CUT 05(08)      “…best for Louisiana.”

Congresswoman Julia Letlow will serve on House Appropriations. Congressman Clay Higgins, a ranking member of Homeland Security, could possibly chair that committee. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves will move into a key role on Transportation and Infrastructure and Rep Mike Johnson has a pivotal role on the Judiciary Committee.

Deputies in West Feliciana parish says a 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned in the family bathtub. No foul play is suspected, but investigators are looking into how it happened.


Data from the Secretary of State’s office shows that younger voters – those 18 to 35 – didn’t show up for the November 8th election. Voters 65 and up made up about two-thirds of votes cast. U.L.-Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley says older voters have long dominated the electorate because they are more settled in the community…:

CUT 08(09)      “…their day-to-day lives.”

LSU star wide receiver Kayson Boutte says he’s staying for his senior year. Boutte says he’ll play his final year at LSU instead of opting for the NFL draft. Tiger Rag Magazine’s William Weathers says Boutte’s decision will inspire others on the fence to remain as well…:

CUT 14(08)      “…in store.”

Weathers says he believes name, image, and likeness deals play a factor in a player’s decision to stay or go.