7:30 LRN Newscast

A Tulane University study finds disparities in eight areas of life, critical to health and well-being, that help explain why Black adults in the U.S. have a 59% higher risk of early death than White adults.
cut 10 (13) “…social determinants”
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Dr. Josh Bundy says when all unfavorable social determinants for Black adults were accounted for the mortality disparity was reduced to zero.

Plaquemine Rep. Chad Brown says the state’s efforts to preserve alligators have worked too well, and his House Resolution asks Wildlife & Fisheries to look into expanding the hunting limit. Brown says the state has almost three times the number of gators as Florida…:
Cut 13 (09) “…being torn up.”
Brown’s resolution requests that LDWF consider a longer alligator harvest season, with slightly increased limits for hunters.

Wedding Bells will ring today for Trina Edwards and John Alario. Brooke Thorington has more from former Governor Edwin Edwards’ widow.
Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

It is the first day of the hurricane season and forecasters are predicting a near normal season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a named storm in June is not out of the question, but…
cut 29 (10) “…hyper focused”