1:30 LRN Newscast Jan 23

A Democrat has yet to jump in the governor’s race but there is a new TV ad featuring the state Democrat Party chair. Brooke Thorington has more…:

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How bad is violence and crime in the small Washington Parish town of Bogalusa? Newly elected Mayor Tyrin Troung has asked Governor John Bel Edwards to send him State Police and/or National Guard help to get crime under control. The community of just over 12-thousand has seen a large number of shootings and shooting deaths in the past six months.


The state’s Solicitor General, Liz Murrill – A.G. Jeff Landry’s 2nd-in-Command – announces she will run to be Louisiana’s next attorney general. Murrill is a 1991 LSU Law School graduate and served the Jindal administration for seven years, including a time as Executive Counsel. She says a high point in her career was arguing for Louisiana in front of the U.S. Supreme Court…:

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Murrill is a Republican. Also in the race for A.G. are Crowley Republican state Representative John Stefanski and Monroe area District Attorney John Belton, who is running No Party.

The state’s Board of Elementary & Secondary Education has chosen Lafayette area educator Dr. Holly Boffy (pronounced BOE-fee) as its new president. She says she’ll continue to work with the Board to get more teachers in classrooms and keep more students in school…:

CUT 08(06)      “…making that happen.”

Boffy has represented BESE District 7 since 2012.