LRN Newscast 14:30 March 1st

Louisiana Republican elected officials are encouraged by the message President Donald Trump delivered to Congress and a nationwide television audience last night. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says Mr. Trump hit a home run…
cut 8 (09) “…America first”
But executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party Stephen Handwerk says while the President spoke with a measured tone, actions speak louder than words….
cut 9 (10) “….last night”
Handwerk says he remains unconvinced that the Republicans in Washington will be able to install a better health care system that’s currently in place.

It’s a much quiter atmosphere on Bourbon Street in New Orleans on this Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras 2017 concluded at midnight last night with no major incidents on Fat Tuesday.

Louisiana HBCU leaders are pleased with the president’s commitment to making historically black institutions a priority….
Cut 2 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

State Police is investigating a fatal police shooting. Trooper Jesse Lagrange says last night Houma Police was involved in a standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside a home and shots were fired..
cut 11 (09) “…becomes available”
The identity of the man who was killed has not been released.