13:30 Newscast, January 30th, 2017

A majority of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation supports President Donald Trump’s executive order placing travel bans on people from seven Middle Eastern countries. U.S. Senator John Kennedy supports the President’s order and says unlike former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration is enforcing America’s immigration laws…:
cut 12 (11) “of origin”
Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond opposes the order.

With a 304 million dollar budget deficit and a special session coming up next month, does that mean more cuts to healthcare services? Angela Lorio, co-founder of Trach Mommas of Louisiana, hopes families of elderly and disabled people are prioritized as they are stressed enough
CUT 7 (09) “unconscionable”
She says tapping into the rainy day fund is a no-brainer.

Restaurants have teamed up with the Well Ahead initiative to begin offering healthier options on their menu. Well-Ahead Louisiana director Melissa Martin says the partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association would help residents make smarter food choices. She says Louisiana is known for its great food, but just because a dish is healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor..:
cut 11 (09) “some of those calories”
To learn more about the initiative visit well-ahead-la.com.

4-year-old Isiah Winfrey of Metairie was hit and killed while walking with his mother along a roadway in Jefferson Parish. State Police Trooper Melissa Matey says it’s up to motorists and pedestrians to remain vigilant of each other…:
CUT 5 (08) “as possible”
She says the driver has not been cited in the incident and the matter is under investigation.