3:30 LRN Newscast Jan 31

A proposal to create a 45-million dollar fund that would provide grants to insurance companies willing to write property insurance policies receives approval from the Appropriations Committee and heads to the House floor…:

CUT 02(32)      “…Palermo.”

Southern University in Baton Rouge is mourning the death of 23-year-old business major Reginald Elloie, who was killed Monday night in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 110. He is the fifth Southern student to be killed in the last two months.


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 federal funds from the Infrastructure Act (which he supported) have been flowing into Louisiana to provide expanded, faster internet access. He says Morehouse is a good example of the program’s progress…:

CUT 07(08)      “…reliable internet.”

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

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell officially announces that Mardi Gras parade routes will return to pre-pandemic lengths. She says they have secured enough police security to cover everything…:

CUT 03(13)      “…City of New Orleans.”

Fat Tuesday is February 21st this year.