2:30 LRN Newscast Feb 28

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore announces he’s not running governor. Moore, who is a registered Democrat, has served as Baton Rouge’s top prosecutor since 2008. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it appears now that DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson will likely be the lone major Democrat in the race to replace outgoing Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards…”

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LaSalle Parish school teacher Danny Cole also says he will run for governor as a Democrat. Wilson has not made an official announcement yet. He’s expected to sometime in March.

This spurt of warm weather ahead of spring has been a boon the state’s strawberry crop; causing something of a growth surge. Berry farmer Trey Harris says, now more than ever, get out and buy real Louisiana strawberries…:

CUT 08(09)      “…farmers left.”

Harris encourages everyone to also support the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival; coming April 14th through 16th.


In Lake Charles, a ribbon cutting was held today for a $10.8-million culinary, gaming and hospitality teaching center. Teiko Foxx has more…:

CUT 01(31)      “…Foxx.”

The state’s capital is proclaimed among the USA’s most dangerous cities. The website “WalletHub.com” collected data on 180 American cities for safety, and found placed Baton Rouge at Number 5 of its Ten Most Dangerous list. Detroit, St. Louis and Fort Lauderdale were all found to be more dangerous.