9:30 LRN Newscast Nov 9

Governor-elect Jeff Landry has been criticized for forming an exploratory committee on the city of New Orleans that doesn’t include city leaders. He says right now the committee is solely focused on identifying concerns and they plan to meet with city leaders when they have solutions.

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The Republican promised to address rising crime which has been plaguing the Crescent City.

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will publish a list tomorrow of vape products that retailers can sell and the Louisiana Convenience and Vape Association has filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the ban of certain vape products, on the grounds it’s unconstitutional, But ATC Commissioner Ernest Legier disagrees…

Cut 9 (08)  “…safety interests.”

Today at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, Veterans Affairs will hold burial honors for 23 unclaimed veterans. Like all veterans, Spokesperson Brandee Patrick says they too deserve a dignified burial.

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This afternoon there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park at the State Capitol.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Zepbound, a new type two diabetes drug for weight management. Director of Bariatric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, Dr. Catherine Hudson says like other diabetic medications it’s administered by injection.

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Side effects include vomiting and digestive issues.