LRN AM Newscall Feb 27th

It’s been a warm February for the Bayou State and it could turn out to be the warmest on record since 1932. Emelie Gunn has more…

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Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District has been appointed to a task force to stop terrorists from entering the country. Halen Doughty has more…

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US Senator John Kennedy believes its time for the Commander of the State Police to go. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A new study out of London finds stress may be linked to obesity. Dr. Amanda Staiano (Sty-AH-no) with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says chronic stress can promote fat accumulation on the body. She says while it could be a physiological reason, it might also be because people change their behaviors when they’re stressed.

Cut 4  (07) “obesity”

Staiano says the 4 year study linked obesity to a stress hormone called cortisol. She says people who were obese through the entire study showed higher levels of stress hormones. She says while some stress is out of our control, there are ways people can try to reduce their stress levels.

Cut 5  (09)  “long term health”

Staiano says over two-thirds of Louisiana adults and half of the children in our state are overweight or obese, so this is an important study for the Bayou State. She hopes to see more research in this area.

Cut 6 (09) “citizens healthier”


This February could go down as the warmest on record since 1932 for the Bayou State. That’s according to State Climatologist Barry Keim who says the average temperature in Louisiana this month is floating right around 61 degrees and the current record is 61.2 degrees.…

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Keim says so far for February, we’re averaging eight degrees above normal and he attributes this to a lot of warm air moving in from the coast.

Cut 8 (06) “and humid”

Keim says although Louisiana has seen a few cold fronts the last few weeks, not much Canadian air moved down south this winter…

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US Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District has been appointed to the Homeland Security Task Force, which seeks to close gaps in terrorist screenings and vetting procedures. Higgins says their most valuable resource is the human resource, and they want to hear what the people have to say about securing our borders.

Cut 10 (12) “to stop it”

Higgins says he wants to get a boots-on-the-ground perspective from the people directly involved in vetting the people who enter our country. He says it’s far past time for us to control our southern border. He says they’re going to explore every possible option to make our country safe.

Cut 11 (08) “for it to stop”

Higgins says the task force will search for solutions to eliminate terrorist entry into the country. But he says immigrants and visitors who come into the US legally have nothing to worry about. He says they want to take a balanced approach to ensure that those who do not mean us harm are still welcomed.

Cut 12 (08) “put in place”

The panel will begin working in March and hopes to provide their final report later this year.


Colonel Mike Edmonson has no plans to resign even though U-S Senator John Kennedy is calling on the head of the L-S-P to step down as result of four troopers charging the state overtime and hotel expenses while taking a side trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.  Edmonson says Kennedy doesn’t have the facts

Cut 13 (08) “those changes”

Kennedy says enough facts have already come out and he’s disgusted as a Louisiana taxpayer over what happened….

Cut 14 (11) “get an award”

The controversial trip to the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in San Diego occurred last October. The governor has auditors within the Division of Administration looking into the incident and Edmonson says State Police is conducting its own probe…

Cut 15 (05) “change those”

But Kennedy says if Governor Edwards wants to restore taxpayer confidence he’ll call in the legislative auditor to perform an independent investigation

Cut 16 (10) “not right”

Kennedy is disappointed the legislative auditor is not being used for this investigation….

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LSU rallied back from an early 3-0 deficit to beat Maryland 9-5 on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep of the Terrapins. Right-handed sophomore Caleb Gilbert earned the win as he struck out all six hitters he faced in relief and LSU took control of the game with five runs in the 3rd inning. Coach Paul Mainieri…

Cut 18 (18) “mistaken”

LSU’s pitchers struck out 15 in the game, but also walked seven. Reliever Doug Norman left the game after throwing a pitch and Mainieri says that was tough to see…

Cut 19 (15)   “on it yet”

LSU is now 7-1 on the season. One of the big surprises so far has been freshman Rankin Woley from Atlanta. He’s 5-for-11 at the plate and Mainieri says Woley is making the case for more playing time…

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