4:30 LRN Newscast

A few bills approved by lawmakers earlier this year will go into effect August 1st. One of them is legislation by Abita Springs Representative Larry Frieman which would allow a woman to recoup 50-percent of her pregnancy related medical expenses from the biological father. Frieman says the measure received strong support from women groups and fellow lawmakers…
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Paternity must be proven for mothers to recoup half of their pregnancy-related medical expenses.

Covington Republican Representative Paul Hollis is running for a seat on the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Hollis is term-limited as a state lawmaker but wants to continue his public service.
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Hollis is looking to replace Jim Garvey on the board. Garvey is term limited.

The Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo got underway today. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the fishing pier damaged by Hurricane Ida in 2021 reopened and it now has high quality lights that attract fish of all kinds…
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That’s Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet who says the island will attract about 25-thousand visitors this weekend.

And Saturday night is the induction ceremonies for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches. Shreveport native and former LSU star Wendell Davis is among the athletes who will be inducted. Hall of Fame Foundation President Ronnie Rantz says for a receiver Davis put up big numbers in the 1980s….
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Also going into the Hall, Eli Manning, Paul Mainieri and former WNBA great Alana Beard.