10:30 LRN Newscast May 31

A nationwide shortage of cancer drugs is forcing some physicians to either ration the chemotherapy drugs or try other medications. Dr. Amelia Jernigan with LSU Health New Orleans Gynecologic Oncology has a suggestion if you or a family member are impacted by the shortages.

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In the Louisiana legislature, a House-passed bill giving police the power to tell you to “stay back” while they’re engaged is headed to the Senate. Pineville Representative Mike Johnson’s bill states if a cop in the commission of his job tells you to stay back, you must keep at least 25 feet away or be charged with a misdemeanor. New Orleans Democrat Senator Gary Carter lets Johnson know he’s opposed to the bill…

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The latest release from the annual LSU Louisiana survey of public opinion confirms the property insurance market in distress. Kevin Gallagher reports…:

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The National Weather Service is monitoring a disturbance in the gulf and tomorrow is the official start of hurricane season. The system is expected to move across the Florida peninsula this weekend and emerge in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean early next week.