3:30 LRN Newscast June 30

Governor Edwards has restored $100-million that was cut from the state budget for the Department of Health, but will that prompt a veto override session?

CUT 01(31)      “…Brooke Thorington.”

Deputies in DeRidder have egg on their face after mistakenly breaking down the door of the wrong house while serving a search warrant Wednesday. This happened at around 11 pm and left the door and doorjamb in splinters and glass shattered all over. Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford says they will make things right and fix all that damage.


Congressman Steve Scalise met with Brian Kelly, Nick Saban, and other SEC officials to discuss potential legislation surrounding college athlete NIL deals. Scalise says he’s been forming a growing coalition to set national NIL standards, and many members of congress agree this is uncharted territory. Scalise says schools understand the potential pitfalls as well…:

CUT 10(13)      “…national standard.”

The Independence Day holiday weekend means busy highways, and the state’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is underway. Greg Fischer, with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, says expect to see a big police presence this weekend…:

CUT 12(11)      “…off the road.”

“Drive sober or Get Pulled Over” runs now through next Wednesday statewide. Similarly, Wildlife & Fisheries agents will be doing Operation Dry Water; seeking out impaired boaters.