4:30 LRN Newscast Feb 29

The special session on crime has ended and a bill to restart executions of death row inmates passed after an emotional vote on the Senate floor.

Cut 2 (35)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo” 

And a bill to lengthen the amount of time a first-offense DWI offender must have an ignition interlock device to drive from three months to six months. Covington Representative Mark Wright …

Cut 13 (09) “..what’s necessary”  

The body of 19-year-old Sheryl Turner of New Iberia was positively identified as the one found on January 24 in the Ouachita River. Turner’s dismembered body was found floating approximately three miles north of Jonesville.  Catahoula Parish Sheriff Toney Edwards says they are following up on leads and deputies are working with authorities in Iberia Parish and areas in between.

Cut 4 (11) “…incident.” 

Preliminary estimates show Louisiana’s crawfish crop approaches 140 million dollars loss. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain has written two letters this month to the USDA requesting federal assistance under the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program. His second letter sent Wednesday requested expansion or clarification…

Cut 6  (10) “…for crawfish.”