3:30 PM Newscast

Governor Jeff Landry says the crime special session produced legislation that will make the state safer

Cut 9 (07) “…right direction” 

The Legislature approved measures to expand methods used to carry out executions, lowering the age one can be charged with a felony from 18 to 17 years old, restrictions on parole and probation and permit-less conceal carry. Landry says he appreciates the legislators who passed these bills

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Matthew Willard says the bills passed will explode Louisiana’s prison population and produce higher costs for taxpayers

Cut 12 (11)  “..costs”  

Governor Jeff Landry is expected to sign these bills next week.

The first U.S. manufacturing plant for Japanese Chemical Company UBE, which makes components for electric vehicle batteries, will be in Jefferson Parish. The project intends to bolster the domestic battery components supply chain and reduce the current reliance on Asian imports. President of Jefferson Parish Economic Development Jerry Bologna says the plant in Jefferson Parish will manufacture key elements for EV batteries.

Cut 5 (12) “…those batteries.”

To secure the project Louisiana offered a competitive incentives package that includes workforce development.

Iowa women’s basketball player Cailtin Clark is 18 points away from surpassing LSU legend Pete Marvaich’s Division one career scoring record of 3,667 points. Clark could pass Pistol Pete when the Hawkeyes host Ohio State on Sunday. Maravich’ s eldest son, Jaeson Maravich, doesn’t see it as Clark breaking his dad’s record….

Cut 6  (07) “…5,000 points”