1:30 LRN Newscast Sept 14

The state’s four largest wildfires continue to burn but are more than 50 percent contained. State Ag and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says things are looking better and the Tiger Island Fire is now 80 percent contained.

Cut 9 (09) “…fighting fire.” 

More than 1,200 emergency responders from 120 agencies and 26 states have fought wildfires across Louisiana.

State Health is launching a new website and marketing campaign promoting the 988 suicide and prevention helpline. State Suicide Prevention Coordinator Robyn Thomas says the goal is to reach vulnerable populations including Blacks, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQ, and veterans.

Cut 7 (13) “…crisis situations.” 

Democrat Shawn Wilson launches his first gubernatorial TV campaign ad. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says in the 30-second spot Wilson highlights his accomplishments at DOTD.

Cut 4 (07) “…already.”

Polls indicate Wilson will most likely face front-runner Jeff Landry in a runoff.

Oral arguments are being heard at the federal courthouse in New Orleans today, in a case seeking transparency of FEMA’s flood insurance rates. Attorney General Jeff Landry filed the suit on behalf of several other states. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is hopeful the Landry will be successful…

Cut 12 (10) “…is try.” 

And WBRZ-TV reports the gun used in the fatal school shooting Tuesday in St. Helena Parish has been traced back to Baton Rouge. The ATF is now involved in the investigation.