9:30 LRN Newscast March 25

The Criminal Justice Committee unanimously passed legislation to ban the sale, use, and possession of nitrous oxide statewide.  Bill author, Rep Joe Stagni (Stag Knee) says Nitrous oxide has become a highly addictive drug with devastating consequences.

Cut 4 (11) “…laughing matter.”

The party drug is sold at gas stations and smoke shops across the state.

Lawmakers are backing Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple’s package of bills to make the state more attractive to insurance companies. Temple says several of the bills focus on improving the state’s legal environment, which he says will bring more companies to the state and result in lower premiums…

 Cut 7 (10) “…litigate.”

High winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible as a cold front will sweep across the state today. LSU Climatologist Barry Keim says the greatest risk for severe weather could be found in northeast Louisiana..

Cut 3 (12) “…weather wise”  

Keim says one to two inches could fall from this storm system with some areas seeing more than two inches.

LSU Health Shreveport is joining forces with the Air Force to study the physical and cognitive effects of lengthy flights on B-52 aircrew members. Director of the Rehabilitation Science Program Dr. Cory Coehoorn (coo-horn) says  once the three-year study is complete,  they’ll look at….

Cut 15 (08) “…mission objectives.”