1:30 LRN Newscast Oct 27

Motorists driving south on I-55 between Ponchatoula and LaPlace will begin to see crews repairing damage from Monday’s massive car pile-up that killed eight people. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallet says however the northbound portion of I-55 in that area remains closed.

Cut 7 (13) “…anytime soon.” 

The state Gaming Control Board approves the transfer of the abandoned Bossier City Diamond Jacks Casino license to the Cordish Companies. Board Chair Ronnie Johns says Cordish has begun renovations on the massive 77 thousand square feet gaming, entertainment, and dining venue.

Cut 4 (11) “…by piece.”

It’s expected to be completed by late 2025.

After an animal hoarding situation of 53 cats was discovered in New Iberia last Saturday, the Human Society of Louisiana is asking for contributions to cover medical expenses. HSLA Director Jeff Dorson says they are also asking cat rescues and individuals interested in adopting a cat to contact them.

Cut 13 (09) “….good homes”

You can find a link on the Humane Society of Louisiana’s Facebook page.

Grambling State President Rick Gallot will replace Doctor Jim Henderson as the President of the University of Louisiana System. Henderson is leaving his post to be the next La Tech president.  Gallot says he’s looking forward to working with the system’s nine universities and their presidents.

Cut 10 (13) “…system office”

He’ll begin his new role January 1st.