6:30 LRN Newscast

State lawmakers convene a special session today, aimed at alleviating the state’s current property insurance crisis. Since the hurricane hits of 2020 and ’21, more than 20 private property insurers have either gone insolvent or left the state; forcing tens of thousands of property owners to the state’s last-resort insurer Louisiana Citizens. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says lawmakers will consider creating a $45-million incentive fund to help attract new insurers to write policies here…:
Cut 7 (07) “…immediate fix..”
Not all state legislators support Donelon’s plan. Jonesboro Representative Jack McFarland (R) says the post-Katrina incentive fund brought the state only five new private insurers and two of them are no longer operating in Louisiana…:
Cut 9 (10) “…for hurricane damage.”

A Baton Rouge man who spent 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit performs tonight on America’s Got Talent All-Stars. Archie Williams is a talented singer who first performed on the popular NBC show in 2020 and Williams is also helping others who are wrongfully convicted….
cut 13 (06) “….in prison”
Williams was convicted of rape and attempted murder in 1983 and was released in 2019 thanks to the hard work of the Innocence Project.

Tonight’s game between the fourth-ranked LSU women’s basketball team and Tennessee is a sell-out as the Lady Tigers look to improve to 21-0 overall, 9-0 in the SEC. The Lady Vols are also undefeated in conference play. LSU’s Angel Reese says they enter tonight’s game with the right mindset
Cut 14 (10) “…to win”
Tip off is at 6 PM.