3:30 LRN Newscast

Louisiana adults who are not felons will soon have the ability to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training as a result of a bill given final legislative approval by the House today. Pineville Representative Mike Johnson says crime is a major problem and this legislation will give law abiding residents a chance to defend themselves
Cut 3 (09) “…a gun”
For Louisiana adults to conceal carry, they have to get a permit, which requires training. Baton Rouge Representative Denise Marcelle does not like the idea of thousands of people possessing a gun without adequate training…
Cut 4 (06) “….pull it out”
The House approved the bill on 75-28 vote. Governor Jeff Landry plans to sign it and it will go into effect on July 4th.

The piglet that was tossed around like a football near a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade received a full pardon from Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser today and “Earl the Pig Long” has been officially adopted by East Baton Rouge Representative Lauren Ventrella….
cut 7 (12) “…least of these”
The Tiger Athletic Foundation is discussing building a new arena on campus that would host sporting events as well as music concerts and other entertainment activities. Lady Tigers basketball coach Kim Mulkey has said in the past it’s time to replace the 52-year-old Maravich Center and is glad there’s conversation…
Cut 12 (11) “…the ground”
Projected price tag is at least 300-million dollars.