8:30 am Newscast


How’d you like to see a check from the state treasury in your mailbox? Well it could happen soon as the department is mailing checks to residents with unclaimed property. Treasurer John Fleming says when he was sworn in there was a backlog of 2,500 claims. That’s now down to 500. And he says even if you don’t receive a check in the next few days you can still visit their website to see if you’re due some cash.

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A new survey on state crime shows 72% of Louisiana residents think crime has increased in the past few years, and 84% support ending state police to help local law enforcement in high crime areas. Dr. Michael Henderson, who directed the 2024 Louisiana Survey, says Louisianians also support nontraditional means of law enforcement.

Cut 8 (09) “…higher crime rates.” 


Even though the LSU baseball tigers aren’t in Omaha this year, tiger fans can show their support for the purple and gold by helping to defend the Tigers in the Jello Shot Challenge Championship remotely. There’s a QR code for that! In Omaha, it will be the SEC against the ACC for the Jello Challenge, and Mike Manning with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank says LSU will remind baseball fans who the reigning champs are with donations.

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You can find the QR code on LRN’s social media pages or simply visit Louisianaradionetwork.com
LSU Baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson has already begun rebuilding his roster after losing nine players to the transfer portal so far with more expected to depart in the MLB draft. The Tigers have added 4 new transfers, but Johnson and his staff are also expecting reinforcements in the form of Junior College commits. Pearl River left-hander Connor Ware struck out 28 batters in 17 innings this season. Johnson expects him to make an immediate impact…

Cut 16 (10) “…for us.”