6:30 LRN Newscast

Governor Jeff Landry’s special session to address crime in Louisiana will begin next Monday and wrap on March 6th. Monroe Senator Stewart athey believes the legislation Landry is calling for will make a difference in deterring crime.
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The ACLU of Louisiana says the governor’s policy proposals are not evidenced based and lack data to approve sound crriminal justice policy.

The National Hurricane Center says its forecast maps for tropical storms and hurricanes starting in August will be more colorful to contain information on potential impacts inland from strong winds…
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That’s Jamie Rhone with the National Hurricane Center.

Federal Judge Shelly Dick has ordered the state’s legislative district maps to be redrawn on the grounds that the map drawn in 2022 violates the Voting Rights Act because it dilutes the black vote. Brooke Thorington has more.
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