2:30 LRN Newscast

Many Louisiana elected officials are in our nation’s capitol for Washington Mardi Gras. Discussions take place during the day on ways to make Louisiana better at night there are numerous social events. The Advocate newspaper’s D-C news correspondent Mark Ballard says a big topic of discussion is whether Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves will run for governor.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has reportedly selected Graves as the chairman of the Republican leadership. If true, it’s likely Graves will not run for governor.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell was asked about allegations she had an extra martial affair with her body guard that’s also an NOPD officer. Cantrell says it’s a false rumor…
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A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for kidnapping and attempting to murder a gay man as part of a hate crime scheme. U-S Attorney Brandon Brown says Chance Seneca used the dating app, Grindr, to groom his victim and in 2020, he handcuffed his victim inside a Lafayette home and tried to dismember him…
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The victim is 21-year-old Holden White who says the attack has left him with no feeling in his hands, a limited voice and permanent scars.

19-year-old Blayne Terrebonne of Larose has been charged with second-degree murder for selling a pill containing fentanyl that led to a 15-year-old female’s overdose death last October. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Brennan Matherne says the victim thought she was taking Percocet, but the toxicology report said otherwise.
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Bail for Terrebonne has been set at 500-thousand dollars.