2:30 LRN Newscast June 12

The Louisiana Department of Health is reminding everyone to take precautions against mosquito bites this summer that could carry and expose people to West Nile Virus.  Mosquitos are more active in the warmer months and that increases the risk of contracting the disease.  State Epidemiologist Theresa Sokol…

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Even though LSU isn’t defending their 2023 National Championship you can still take part in the College World Series Jello Shot Challenge, somewhat, by donating to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. We’ve got a link on our Louisiana Radio Network’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Last year LSU fans far and away won the Jello Shot Challenge with just under 65,000 shots consumed. The Jello-Shot Challenge has become the second biggest event to watch in Omaha in June.


The Saints three-day mandatory minicamp started yesterday and the camp saw many players absent from the Saints OTAs report to their facilities like Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore.  Kamara reported for the 2024 minicamp yesterday and he says he is hoping to see a lot more intentionality in the Saints offense under new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak (Coo-bee-ack).

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The first tropical wave of the 2024 Hurricane season has formed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and while it’s not an immediate threat to Louisiana we could see perception from it early next week. LSU Climatologist Barry Keim says this is the slowest start of a season since 2014.

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NOAA has predicted 8 to 13 hurricanes this year for the Atlantic season with 4 to 7 forecasted to be major hurricanes.