16:30 LRN Newscast, Feb 29, 2016

State Senators are hearing about the potential impacts if they approve a House bill that cuts an additional 106-million dollars from this fiscal year’s budget. Superintendent of Education John White says they would have to close early childhood programs, send voucher students back to public schools and cancel standardized testing, which led to this question by Senator Wesley Bishop

CUT 6 (08) “yes sir”


David Duke, a former state lawmaker and ex Klu Klux Klansman, is part of the storyline in the Republican presidential race. Duke supports Donald Trump, and Trump’s opponents are bashing him for declining to disavow Duke’s endorsement during a CNN interview. Duke says the media is making a big deal out of this because of his connection with the KKK, a group that he says he left in the 1970s.

cut 12 (07) “with the Klan”

Trump blames a bad ear piece and says he couldn’t hear the question well when asked about Duke’s endorsement by CNN.


It’s been a quiet flu season in Louisiana, but doctors say it may start to ramp up soon. Influenza expert Dr. Frank Welch with the State Office of Public Health, says the number of flu cases are starting to rise across the country….

CUT 3 (05)  “we’re next”

Welch advises people to wash their hands, stay home if they’re sick, avoid sick people and most importantly get a flu shot.


Captain Clay Higgins, the man made internationally famous for his “no nonsense” viral Crime Stoppers videos, announces he’s resigning from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. Higgins had come under fire by groups stating he shouldn’t be calling black suspects, animals. Higgins said in a news conference that he refuses to respond to such critics…:

CUT 9 (09) “make a profit”