8:30 LRN Newscast

Federal judge Shelly Dick ordered the state legislature had to redraw a new Congressional district map now she’s ruled the state must redo the legislative maps approved in 2022, because there are not enough Black majority House and Senate districts. ULM political science professor Pearson Cross says it’s unclear when Governor Landry will ask legislators to redistrict their own political boundaries…
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The next round of statewide legislative races is in 2027.

Next week a special session will begin to address crime in Louisiana. Monroe Senator Stewart Cathey says he’s advocating for legislation that will result in more 17-year-olds being charged as adults, instead of juveniles, especially if they are repeat offenders…
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Beginning in August, The National Hurricane Center will have a new experimental cone graphic that will provide more information especially for at-risk inland communities. .
Cut 3 (32) “…I’m Colleen Crain”

It was a warm weekend in south Louisiana for the Mardi Gras parades, but it turns colder and breezy today. We also had some severe storms yesterday, golf ball sized hail fell in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. We’re looking at sunny skies for Fat Tuesday with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.