12:30 LRN Newscast

A law to allow women to recoup half of their out-of-pocket pregnancy-related medical expenses from the father goes into effect on August 1st. Abita Springs Republican Representative Larry Frieman says his legislation gives mothers a way to recover those expenses, but you hope fathers would do so on their own…
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Frieman says he filed the bill after a family practice lawyer told him there’s no way for women to legally recover half of those expenses.

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States gets underway today at Grand Isle. 23 months ago, the state’s only inhabited barrier island, took a pounding from Hurricane Ida. But Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet says Grand Isle is once again ready to host thousands of fishermen and their families…
Cut 3 (09) “…live bait.”
Tarpon Rodeo starts today and lasts through Saturday.

SunGas Renewables is planning to build a $2-billion green manufacturing facility in Central Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more.
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