5:30 LRN Newscast Oct 31

Northwestern State defensive tackle Travon Jones has started a petition on change-dot-org in the hopes he can get a large number of signatures to convince the school’s administration to let them play again this season. Jones told the Natchitoches Parish Journal that most of the team wants to keep playing.

cut 7 (10) “…to play”

University President Doctor Marcus Jones made the controversial decision last week to end the season prematurely, citing the mental health of the players following the fatal shooting of safety Ronnie Caldwell.

The low humidity and wind from the Canadian cold front have prompted the National Weather Service to issue red flag warnings. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain is asking the public not to light a match when outside…
cut 11 (09) “…very dry”

Since the NCAA began allowing college athletes to be paid for their name, image, and likeness in July of 2021, LSU athletes have inked numerous deals and LSU associate athletics director, Taylor Jacobs, says the next big thing to possibly come is revenue sharing. Under a revenue-sharing model, schools would share TV profits with athletes. She’s concerned about the future of Olympic sports that are not showcased on television…

Cut 5 (11) “ …sustain that model”  

With the first real cold weather of the season, Ashley Rodrigue with the State Fire Marshall’s office wants to remind us to be safe. Never leave a space heater unattended and never to use a stove, oven or Sterno can to warm your home, they’ve been known to cause home fires. The safest way to stay warm when sleeping…

Cut  14 (08) “…anything else.”