3:30 LRN Newscast Feb 03

At the State Capitol, the Senate has voted approval of the plan to use $45-milion in surplus revenue to incent new private property insurance companies to come to Louisiana and ease financial stress on homeowners struggling to pay the much-higher cost of the state’s last-resort insurer, Louisiana Citizens. Senate Insurance Chairman Kirk Talbot says the goal is to reduce the number of Citizens Property Insurance policyholders who face a 63-percent rate hike this year..:

CUT 12(07)      “…need it.”

Former Southern University baseball coach Roger Cador is being inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Cador led the Southern Jaguars through 33 seasons; including 2 HBCU National Championships, 4 SWAC titles, 11 NCAA tournament appearances and a win/loss record of 913-597-1. Cador retired in 2017.


The Louisiana National Guard held a deployment ceremony Friday in New Orleans, as they prepare to head for the Middle East. The “3-6-7-3″ Support Maintenance Company is a combat support unit; tasked with keeping military vehicles and material in working order. Battalion Commander Lt. Colonel Ira Jones says their role is of utmost importance…:

CUT 07(08)      “…their mission is.”

The unit’s destination is classified. The “3-6-7-3” should return home in about a year.

If you love King Cake, a trip to Thibodaux is in order for the city’s inaugural Bayou King Cake Festival. Mayor Kevin Clement says it’s good family fun and all to benefit the Lafourche Parish Education Foundation…:

CUT 11(11)      “…quite remarkable.”

It starts tomorrow in Thibodaux.