12:30 LRN Newscast Jan 31

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy says the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is bringing broadband internet to Louisiana’s rural parishes. In his weekly press conference, Cassidy says Morehouse Parish is a great example, where there was once NO fast internet access at all…:

Cut 6 (13)  “…is connected.” 

He says more parishes have broadband projects underway and the goal is for fast internet access to be available statewide.

Mardi Gras parades return to their pre-pandemic routes this year. New Orleans Interim Police Superintendent Michelle Woodfork says planning began several months ago to ensure enough police officers were allocated from around the state to provide security for residents and tourists for Mardi Gras.

Cut  4 (10)  “…Mardi Gras season.” 

Broussard Police Department is investigating a nutty case of missing squirrel monkeys, Whitney Thomas Reports.

Cut 2 (34)  “…I’m Whitney Thomas.”