1:30 LRN Newscast

The Louisiana Pardon Board has decided not to hear the clemency applications from 56 death row inmates hoping Governor Edwards would reduce their sentence to life in prison. Louisiana District Attorneys Association Director Loren Lampert says if the Pardon Board took up these petitions they would violate their own rules
Cut 13 (10) “…must be changed.”
An attorney for some of the death row prisoners says A-G Jeff Landry gave the Board a wrong reading of its policies in an attempt to steamroll a legitimate request to have these cases heard. Cecelia Kappel says the governor still has the authority to direct the Louisiana Pardon Board to review the cases
Cut 15 (08) “…does so.”
No comment from the governor’s office.

Earlier today, we told you Alexandria Representative Lance Harris plans to run for a District Five seat on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Well, Covington Representative Paul Hollis says he’s running for the District one seat on BESE. Hollis says much of the focus at the state capitol has been on meeting the needs of teachers, he wants to shift the focus to students…
cut 8 (09) “….can provide”

The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo gets underway today, it’s the oldest saltwater fishing tournament in the United States. Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet says it’s more than a fishing tournament….
cut 4 (11) “…each night”
The rodeo begins today and ends Saturday.