9:30 LRN Newscast Dec 29

Some call it “food insecurity” and for others it’s simply “hunger”…but it’s on the rise in Louisiana; largely due to inflation and expiration of the federal child tax credit and reduction in meals provided by schools. Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg says, from October 2021 to October of this year, food insecurity has increased by over 25-percent…:

CUT 05  (13)        “…the nation.”

Residents in need should call 866-3-HUNGRY for help.

The recent freezes were hard on Louisiana sugar cane. LSU Ag Center sugar specialist Ken Gravois says the good news is about 85-percent of the crop has been harvested, and the sugar processed is pretty good…:

CUT 08  (09)        “…the crop.”


Wastewater samples in Shreveport indicate there’s about to be a spike in COVID cases…:

CUT 03(32)      “…Thorington.”

He said he was staying…but he’s not. LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte was listed yesterday as “unavailable” to play in the Citrus Bowl Monday, and head coach Brian Kelly quickly said he IS enrolled for the spring semester. However, yesterday Boutte tweeted he WILL declare for the NFL draft, and will not be back next season.