1:30 LRN Newscast Sept 21

The Advocate newspaper’s editorial staff has endorsed Stephen Waguespack for governor. The Advocate is owned by John Georges, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2007 as an Independent. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says Democrat Shawn Wilson failing to get the newspaper’s endorsement is another blow to his campaign…

Cut 8 (12) “…candidacy.”

Waguespack says the endorsement is a sign his solutions-driven campaign is resonating with people.

The statewide burn ban has been extended for another week. More than half of the state is considered under exceptional drought. Basically, everything south of I-20 is either exceptional or extreme drought conditions. And there’s a very low probability of rain in south Louisiana this weekend.

Six Louisiana Tech all-time greats were honored last night with the unveiling of their statues at the school’s new Champions Plaza. 75-year-old Terry Bradshaw was there to see it. The former quarterback played at Tech in the 1960s and went on to win four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bradshaw says he’ll never forget his time in Ruston…

Cut 12 (14) “…fun ever” 

Have you seen more crickets than usual? A cricket infestation has hit the state. LSU Ag Center Entomologist Aaron Ashbrook says the drought is why and this is also the prime time of year for field and mole crickets. He says the small, dark, and shiny ones are field crickets, while mole crickets…

Cut 10 (09) “…or legs.”

And in case you didn’t know it the average lifespan of a cricket is 90 days.