12:30 LRN Newscast May 31

The statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.13, $1.10 cheaper than the same time last year. AAA Fuel Analyst Don Redman says crude oil prices are under $70 a barrel and drivers should budget $3.25 – $3.50 a gallon for the remainder of the summer.

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State-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards could soon advertise the Crisis Lifeline of 9-8-8 that’s available for people who are struggling with mental health, thanks to a Senate-approved bill. In 2021 Louisiana had more than 680 suicides. Karen Stubbs with the Office of Behavioral Health with the Louisiana Department of Health oversees 9-8-8.

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Senate Bill 34 heads to the House floor for final passage.

The gloves are coming off in the governor’s race as we have our first attack ad. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 1 (33)  “…I’m   Jeff Palermo”