9:30 LRN Newscast

The Louisiana Pardon Board has decided not to act on the 56 clemency applications they received from death row inmates. Dashing their hopes of Governor Edwards commuting their sentence to life without parole. The Board says based on its own rules, they can not take up the cases, because the applications were not made within one year of their last appeal. But Louisiana Capital appeals Project director Cecelia Kappel says they’ve waived this rule before…
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Kappel hopes the governor will request that the Louisiana Pardon Board to look at the cases.

SunGas Renewables is looking at investing one-point-eight billion dollars to build a low-carbon methanol production facility in Pineville. Mayor Rich Dupree says a Danish shipping company has signed a letter of intent to purchase fuel from the proposed Pineville facility…
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SunGas expects to make a final investment decision on August 2024.

With football season starting up again, sports betting will also be picking up. Michelle Southern has the story…
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Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Activities get underway tonight in Natchitoches with a free reception from five to seven PM at the Hall of Fame museum. The 2023 class that will be inducted this weekend includes Eli Manning, Alana Beard, Paul Mainieri, Paul Byrd, Wendell Davis and Olympic track star Walter Davis.