7:30 LRN Newscast

All seven major candidates for governor will participate tonight in a televised debate hosted by Nexstar Media Group. Lapolitics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says the debate is only an hour long, so hopefully the candidates have enough time to talk…

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The debate is set for 7 pm.

Tech President Dr. Les Guice will retire at the end of the year, after serving the institution for 45 years, the last 10 as president.

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In his last few months, Guice says he’ll oversee the design and fundraising for future facilities on campus and recruit more partnerships for the La Tech Research Institute in Bossier City.


Today is National Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day, Brooke Thorington has more on how the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is honoring the day.

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There will a balloon release today in place of a football game for the St. Helena student who was shot and killed on Tuesday. The family of Vernon Gordon Junior is hosting the memorial event in honor of the 16 year old who was killed by a fourteen year old in a shooting at St. Helena College and Career Academy.