2:30 LRN Newscast Feb 03

The Louisiana National Guard held a deployment ceremony Friday in New Orleans, as they prepare to head for the Middle East. The 140-plus soldiers of the 3673rd Support Maintenance Company (part of the 139th Regional Support Group) – based in New Orleans -will deploy in aid of the Army’s Operation Spartan Shield. The event was at the World War II Museum in the Crescent City. Captain Mitchel Dougherty is the company Commander…:

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The 3-6-7-3 does vehicle and equipment maintenance; keeping the machines of war running in tip-top shape. The unit’s destination is classified. Dougherty says they’ll return in about a year.

On the U.S. Senate floor, Senator John Kennedy says our state needs to overhaul school performance metrics, to assure better student outcomes. He says our schools are doing poorly overall…:

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He says “powers that be” in education resist attempts at reforms


A man accused of raping LSU co-ed Madison Brooks the night she died in a traffic accident is back in jail; accused of raping a Livingston Parish girl in 2020, when she was a juvenile. Kaivon Washinton’s alleged victim was just 12 at the time. A new eyewitness has reportedly come forward to identify him.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll want to be in Thibodaux Saturday to attend a festival dedicated to the state’s favorite pastry. Brooke Thorington has the ingredients…:

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