8:30 LRN Newscast

The state department of corrections says it’s reviewing a U-S Department of Justice report that finds the state is routinely keeping inmates in prison passed their release dates, which is a violation of the 14th amendment. Baton Rouge attorney Lindsey Blouin says it’s been a problem for over a decade…
cut 12 (09) “…issues fixed”

Washington Mardi Gras gets underway today and numerous elected officials are in D-C conducting business, building relationships and since this is an election year, they are also raising cash….
cut 9 (07) “…raising money”
La-politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says gubernatorial candidates Jeff Landry and John Schroder held fundraisers last night and this afternoon Sharon Hewitt will hold one.

Authorities arrested a 15-year-old female who allegedly called in bomb threats into a restaurant in Opelousas and five schools in St. Landry Parish. Deputy Chief of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Eddie Thibodaux says they got involved yesterday when Northwest High School received a bomb threat. He says the school was evacuated and bomb dogs were brought in…
Cut 13 (10) “…received one.”
A final bomb threat was called into Washington Career Center.

Three south Louisiana teachers are $25 thousand dollars richer for receiving the Milken Educator Award which goes to about 40 elementary educators across the country every year. The three recipients are Prairieville teacher Elise Frederic, Port Allen’s Dereka Duncan, and Lafayette Parish teacher Corrie Campbell. Frederick won the award for her innovative teaching skills with first graders.
Cut 4 (12) “…appreciate it.”