3:30 LRN Newscast July 27

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 authored the bill and says on the heels of Roe v Wade being overturned, he felt motivated to file the legislation.

Cut 10 (10)  “…originated.”

Paternity must be proven, and the mother would have to file in court to recoup half of the expenses from the father.

Covington Republican Representative Paul Hollis is running for a seat on the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Hollis believes the quality of education students receive is a strong predictor if they will remain in-state and there must be plenty of jobs available when they graduate.

Cut 7 (12)  “…political career.” 

Hollis is term-limited in the legislature.

The Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo gets underway today. Jeff Palermo has more on the biggest event of the year for the state’s only inhabited barrier island…

Cut 1 (30)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo” 

LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne tells Elle Magazine, she will complete her education online and not remain on campus out of an abundance of caution for her safety. Dunne is the top-ranked female in all of college sports in terms of NIL endorsements.  Dunne says it’s harder and harder to blend in on campus and she is routinely hounded by fans.