1:30 LRN Newscast May 29

A tentative deal has been reached between House Republicans and the White House to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid a government default. At the center of the negotiations was Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says Graves has qualities that make his presence welcome at the negotiating table…and he obviously has the trust of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy…:

CUT 10(12)      “…are very high.”

Hogan expects we’ll ALL be seeing more of Graves on the national political stage.

It’s Memorial Day, a day to pay respects to those who’ve died while serving in the US military.  Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland says they will be holding ceremonies at the state’s five veterans’ cemeteries

Cut 3 (09)  “….be honored.”

LSU is the number five seed headed into the NCAA baseball tournament and Alex Box Stadium will host a regional with Tulane and the Tigers Friday. Sam Houston State and Oregon State will also play in the regional in Baton Rouge.  And that not’s all the Ragin Cajuns are headed to the Coral Gables Regional. And Nicholls State is headed to the regional in Tuscaloosa.

Chances are your Memorial Day plans include a boat ride, and the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries urges you to remain safe and responsible, LDWF’s Adam Einck says to always have life jackets available for every passenger in the boat…and be prepared for waterways to be crowded…:

CUT 06  (12)        “…waterways.”

Stay sober if you’re piloting. DWI laws for drivers also apply to boaters. And take extra precautions when the sun goes down with the crowded waterways also.