18:30 LRN Newscast February 26

Ag Commissioner Mike Strain is warning livestock and farm equipment owners in north Louisiana to be prepared for flooding.  Heavy rain is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday and those living near a creek or river need to be prepared in case it becomes necessary to move livestock and equipment to higher ground.   Meanwhile the Governor has declared a State of Emergency for Avoyelles, Beaurgard, Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita and Rapides Parishes.

Yahoo Sports reports NCAA Enforcement officials have looked into LSU Basketball Coach Will Wade’s recruiting tactics. But a source says the inquiry has stalled because of a lack of on-the-record specifics. The report says the investigation into Wade began shortly after he was hired last March.  Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says so far it doesn’t like LSU is any significant trouble…

Cut 14 (12) “up to par”

The state is getting the word out about a new savings program for families with developmentally disabled members. Jeff Palermo has more.

Cut 2 (31) “I’m Jeff Palermo”.

A slew of last minute amendments added to some revenue generating bills in the House Ways and Means Committee has bogged down the special session. Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh tacked a number of changes that did not go well with Democrat Marcus Hunter. Hunter says the amendments are so  in-digestible that this group of legislators might as well just go home.

Cut 9 (09) “in June.”