1:30 LRN Newscast Sept 11

A recent Washington Post article says major insurers have told the National Association of Insurance Commissioners they plan to cut out coverage for areas prone to natural disasters. Ben Riggs with Real Reform Louisiana is a huge concern because wind, hail, and wildfire coverage would cost extra.

Cut 9 (09) “…policies.” 

When it comes to raising the state’s minimum wage of $7.25, of the five candidates who participated in a televised debate last week, their responses were mixed. Republican Senator Sharon Hewitt’s answer was maybe and that she’s agreeable to begin a discussion.  Republican Stephen Waguespack responded with a resounding no. Democrat Shawn Wilson said yes and so did Independent Candidate Hunter Lundy

Cut 7 (02) “…wage.” 

A surprising response came from Republican, Treasurer John Schroder who said yes.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has nominated ex-Oakland, California police chief Anne Kirkpatrick to be the next NOPD superintendent. Kirkpatrick also served as police chief in Spokane, Washington and her appointment is pending City Council approval.

Saints’ linebacker Demario Davis helped lead a dominant performance by the defense in a 16-15 season-opening victory over Tennessee. Davis says knew Sunday would go well after his prayers were answered as his four-year-old daughter was hospitalized on Friday with a serious seizure. Postgame, he read a passage from Revelations about opening the door for the Lord when he comes knocking…

Cut 5 (09) “ …going to be there”  

Davis’s daughter has since been released from the hospital and recovering well. The Saints’ next game is a week from tonight against Carolina.