12:30 LRN Newscast Feb 28

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore announces he’s not running for governor. Moore, who is a registered Democrat, has served as Baton Rouge’s top prosecutor since 2008. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Moore didn’t have much of a chance with DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson expected to get in…

Cut 9 (07) “…whatsoever.”

Wilson, a Black Democrat from Lafayette, is expected to officially enter the race next month.

As we approach the peak of strawberry season, Springfield strawberry farmer, Trey Harris says production is down from this time last year. But he says the current unseasonably warm temps are speeding things up. And while you might assume strawberry farmers welcome rain, Harris says too much water and fog at this point can affect the taste of strawberries.

Cut 7 (05)  “…like water.” 

He says there are only about 15 strawberry farmers left in Louisiana.

In his final year in office, Governor John Bel Edwards is once again asking Louisiana lawmakers to set a minimum wage higher than the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. Jeff Palermo has the story….

Cut 2 (30)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo”