1:30 LRN Newscast June 7

Governor Landry has signed legislation that prohibits transgender individuals from using restrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters at public schools and jails that do not match their biological sex. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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It looks like a second Bucee’s location in Louisiana is in the works. The Lafayette Economic Development Authority has confirmed they are working to add the toothy beaver to their town. The LEDA says the deal has not yet been finalized but there is good potential.

The A&E series “Murder at the Motel” will feature the 2016 murder of 28-year-old Sonya Ortego. Chief Jared Morton of the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office says Jackie Pruitt was traveling through town for a court date the following day and rented a room in the DeRidder motel for the night. Morton says his motive remains unknown.

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Pruitt was convicted of First-Degree Murder.

Looking back at a very unusual crawfish season this year, LSU Ag Center Crawfish Specialist Mark Shirley says December to February supply was down 90 percent. In May supply increased, but Shirley says it was only 40 to 50 percent compared to other Mays.

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He says crawfish farmers are hopeful about next year’s crop.