5:30 LRN Newscast

Governor Edwards has restored $100 million that was cut from the state budget for the health department, but will it prompt a veto override session? Brooke Thorington has more.

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An Excessive Heat Warning is once again posted for most of the state today, with no significant changes expected in our weather, according to forecasters. Afternoon highs will range from the upper 90’s to around 102.

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise met with Brian Kelly, Nick Saban, and other SEC officials to discuss potential legislation surrounding college athlete NIL deals. The NCAA made it legal for athletes to profit off their name image and likeness in July of 2021 in a  controversial decision among college sports fans, and many athletes have been able to benefit from the new rules. Scalise shared his hope to protect both students and the future of college athletics…

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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 July the 4th is among the worst holidays for DWI mishaps…:

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” runs now through Wednesday night, July 5th.