2:30 LRN Newscast May 31

Ella Brennan, a Queen of New Orleans Cuisine, has passed away at the age of 92. As an influential member of the Brennan family, she helped shape and guide the New Orleans food scene in iconic restaurants like Commanders Palace. Food Critic Tom Fitzmorris says few people had her talent for turning restaurants into world famous culinary institutions.
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Brennan sheparded some of New Orleans most iconic chefs, like Paul Prudomme and Emeril Lagasse through stints at Commanders and her other venues.

A tougher anti-bestiality law is in effect as a result of Governor John Bel Edwards’ signature. Louisiana Director of the Humane Society of the United States, Julia Breaux Melancon, says it contains a provision that many other states do not have…
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The governor signs legislation by Senator Fred Mills that hopefully will bring down drug prices. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Sears is closing 72 stores nationwide and two of them will shut down in Louisiana, one in Lake Charles and the other in Alexandria.

I-10 East in Scott remains closed at this hour as a result of a fatal wreck. One person reportedly died in the multiple vehicle crash that involved an 18-wheeler. Police say a driver who crossed the median was killed.