5:30 LRN Newscast Feb 03

Senator John Kennedy wants Louisiana to develop a new methodology to grade public schools. Kennedy says 70-percent of the state’s high schools have received A and B grades, but in reality, we know many of these schools do not deserve such a high rating…:

CUT 04(11)      “…new system.”

A Louisiana National Guard unit held a deployment ceremony at New Orleans’ World War II Museum Friday morning, before they head to the Middle East on a classified mission. Lt. Colonel Ira Jones is Battalion Commander of the 3-6-7-3 Support Maintenance Company. He says they’ll be out-of-country for quite a while…:

CUT 08(07)      “their families.”

The 3-6-7-3 does maintenance of military vehicles and equipment. Where they’re going is classified.


In Baton Rouge, the special session on the state’s insurance crisis has ended with the Senate passing the $45-million Insure Louisiana Incentive Fund package. The measure reached final passage by a 37-to-1 vote and goes to the Governor.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll want to head for Thibodaux to attend a festival dedicated to the state’s favorite pastry, the King Cake…:

CUT 02(32)      “…Thorington…”