1:30 LRN Newscast

The National Republican Governors Association launched the first attack ad against former state transportation secretary and Democrat Shawn Wilson in the governor’s race. Brooke Thorington has more…

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The high school football season in Louisiana is off to a tragic start as a 16-year-old student was gunned down near the concession stand at halftime during Friday night’s West Baton Rouge Parish rivalry game between Brusly and Port Allen. Authorities are searching for the suspected gunman, 18-year-old Jarrettin Jackson the second.

More than 500 orphaned well sites in Louisiana have been plugged this year as a result of funding from the federal Infrastructure law. DNR spokesperson Patrick Courreges says these wells have the potential to contaminate water supplies and they can emit methane…

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The state has nearly 45 hundred orphaned well sites, more are in the Shreveport-Monroe area.

What does the labor market look like in Louisiana? We asked University of Louisiana at Lafayette Economist Gary Wagner who says labor market conditions are looking favorable

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Wagner says the sectors leading the way in increased employment are construction, education, and health service.