10:30 LRN Newscast Sept 8


Five of the seven major candidates for governor appeared in the first statewide TV debate last night and the first question thrown at them was what will they do about the state’s crime problem if elected governor.

Republican Stephen Waguespack says the state needs more law enforcement officers and he wants to use technology…
cut 11 (13) “…retribution”

Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt says fentanyl is the root cause of our crime problem…
Cut 10 (13) “…young people”

John Schroder, Hunter Lundy and Shawn Wilson also participated. All five candidates opposed raising the state’s gasoline tax to use for highway construction.


A new law that went into effect this year allows more students to receive free meals. Rhonda Jackson, Director of No Kid Hungry Louisiana says there’s a common misconception about how dire the need is for students, especially when the state is known for such good food.

Cut 15 (05) “…reenter the classroom.”

Marrero Representative Kyle Green who sponsored the legislation says he plans to introduce legislation to expand the program to include all students

The Louisiana Office of Tourism launches a new ad campaign to bring more visitors to the state. The “My Louisiana” campaign promotes staycations, domestic and international travel. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser says the ads will run on billboards, in major outlets, and through other formats.

Cut 4 (11) “… Louisiana is.”