3:30 LRN Newscast Sept 7

Treasurer John Schroder launches an attack ad linking gubernatorial opponent Jeff Landry to a Texas attorney accused of scamming property owners after the 2020 hurricanes. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley believes the strategy is not only to get Schroder into a runoff…

Cut 8 (09) “…candidate events.”

Landry is not participating.

LSU coach Kim Mulkey has reportedly agreed to a ten-year contract worth 32-million dollars, which would be the richest total contract in women’s college basketball history.  And while women’s basketball is not a revenue-generating sport, the Advocate’s Scott Rabalais says LSU’s athletic director looks at the new contract as a wise investment…

Cut  14 (12) “…dollars and sense.”


Brutally hot and dry weather has kept 95 percent of the state in drought conditions, according to the U-S Drought Monitor. The extreme northern part of the state is not experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions. But State Climatologist Barry Keim says the conditions in the extreme southeastern part of the state have improved.

Cut 11 (12) “…last week”


The U-S drought monitor is released on Thursdays.

This year’s Christmas Grinch is the state’s extreme drought. Christmas Town, a tree farm in Tangipahoa Parish, announced it will not open for business this year. Owner Lisa Miller says the severe drought has destroyed the harvest for the 2023 season.

Cut 3 (09) “…as well.”

While other tree farms have lost trees, it’s not to the extent of those lost at Christmas Town.