8:30 LRN Newscast

The 5th ranked LSU football team was on the wrong end of a beat down in Orlando last night as Florida State scored 31 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 45-24 victory over the Tigers. Coach Brian Kelly did not expect such a bad performance….
cut 13 (11) “…have to own”
LSU will go back to the drawing board this week and host Grambling Saturday. The G-Men also lost their season opener.

It’s Labor Day so many of us are enjoying a well deserved day off. U-L Lafayette economist Gary Wagner says the state is adding about 29-hundred jobs a month this year and he’s seeing a lot of turnover in the leisure and hospitality industry and professional business services sector…
cut 11 (11) “…normally would”

The Republican Governor’s Association has released an attack ad against the main Democrat in the governor’s race, Shawn Wilson. The R-G-A accuses Wilson of doing a poor job as the transportation secretary in taking available state dollars and improving roads and bridges…
cut 4 (09) “….later on”
That’s ULM political science professor Pearson Cross who says Wilson is expected to be in a run-off with the Republican front-runner Jeff Landry.

Thanks to 25 million dollars from the federal Infrastructure Law and another 12-million from the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, over 580 orphaned wells have been plugged since mid-January. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Patrick Courreges…
Cut 6 (11) “…600″
The state has roughly 45-hundred orphaned well sites, most are in the Shreveport-Monroe area.