3:30 PM Newscast May 23

The senate gave final approval to a bill that would classify two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances. New Orleans Democratic Senator Royce Duplessis voted against the measure because mifepristone and misoprostol are also used for other reproductive health care needs. Bill author, Shreveport Senator Thomas Pressly argued the drugs will still be available for persons with a valid prescription. Duplessis had some direct questions for Pressly.

Cut 13 (13) “..able to be  (2x)” 

Louisiana residents flying out of Louis Armstrong International Airport can now show their mobile drivers’ licenses or ID cards in L-A Wallet to pass through TSA. Governor Jeff Landry says this is just the beginning.

Cut 6  (12) “…follow suit. ” 

NOAA is forecasting an above-average Atlantic Hurricane season with 17 to 25 named storms. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (30)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

Folks in Acadiana have something to brag about, as U.S. News & World Report names Lafayette as Louisiana’s best place to live. Mayor Monique Boulet says the secret is out about what a great place the Hub City is to live.

Cut 3 (11) “…invited to.”