12:30 LRN Newscast May 29

One thing became apparent during the recent federal debt ceiling debate between Congress and the White House: Louisiana District 6 Congressman Garret Graves has emerged as a top negotiator in those budget talks. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says he is somewhat surprised to see Graves in the middle of such critical negotiations, given his congressional background…:

CUT 09(08)      “…financial committee.”

A tentative deal to avoid federal government default was reached over the weekend.

It’s Memorial Day, a national holiday to pay respects to those who’ve died while serving in the US military.  Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland reminds residents to take a moment during their gathering to say a prayer and remember the true meaning of the day.

Cut 5 (10)   “…ultimate sacrifice”

Memorial Day weekend kicks off boating season with more people taking to the waterways with school out for the summer. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Spokesperson Adam Einck reminds you to take proper precautions with more people on the water and that alcohol use is one of the leading causes of boating crashes…

Cut 8 (13) “…penalties.”

And especially at night take extra precautions.


And exciting news for baseball fans in Louisiana, the LSU Tigers have earned the number five overall seed in the NCAA tournament and will host Tulane Friday in the regional. Sam Houston State and Oregon State will also play in the regional in Baton Rouge.  And The Ragin Cajuns are headed to the Coral Gables Regional. And Nicholls State is headed to the regional in Tuscaloosa.