10:30 LRN Newscast March 21

A bill to end the state’s three-year rule, which prohibits insurers from dropping a policyholder they’ve insured for three or more years heads to the Senate floor. Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple says this legislation is part of his plan to bring more insurers into Louisiana which would stabilize rates.

Cut 10 (09) “…to that.”

Former Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon considered the three-year rule one of the best consumer protection in Louisiana.

172 LSU Health New Orleans graduating medical students found out where they will enter their residency Friday. And 80 graduates will remain in-state for their residency. Interim Dean Richard DiCarlo says part of their mission is to create the doctors for Louisiana’s future…

Cut 8 (11) “…to practice.” 

Graduates earn their long white coats with their title, Medical Doctor in May and begin their residency in June.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans unveils a new interactive experience that allows visitors to have virtual conversations with veterans. Medal of Honor Winner Hershel Woodrow “Wood” Wilson is among the voices. VP of Education Peter Crean says they are trying to preserve the history of WWII with the voices of those who lived it.

Cut 6 (11) “…with a WWII veteran.”

The museum is open daily from 9 am until 5 pm.

The Grambling State men’s basketball team keeps making history. The Tigers played in their first ever NCAA Tournament game last night and they rallied to beat Montana State 88 to 81 in overtime. Head Coach Donte Jackson says his players were unfazed….

Cut 4 (12) “…right direction” 

Grambling plays again tomorrow night and they are facing a big test as they’ll take on top-seeded Purdue in Indianapolis.