4:30 PM Newscast

Congressman Mike Johnson says he’s jumping in the race to be the Chairman of the largest caucus of conservatives in Congress.  Jeff Palermo has the story.

Cut 1 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

An approaching cold front is destabilizing the atmosphere, bringing thunderstorm activity for parts of southeast Louisiana today. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the showers could present a potential for danger in some areas.

Cut 6 (07) …always a possibility.”


HUD has approved Governor John Bel Edwards’ request to increase reimbursements on RESTORE grants to 100 percent, which means more federal assistance for homeowners who suffered flood damage in 2016. Edwards’ Communications Director Shauna Sanford says the first round of checks are on their way.

Cut 9 (08)  “good news.”

Roughly 10,000 people will benefit from the additional 110 million dollars in new funds.

No one in the town of Palmetto in St. Landry Parish is interested in becoming the town’s police chief. The top cop and only police officer in Palmetto, David Krull, is moving and no one qualified to run to replace him. Alderman Guyton Budden says he’s not surprised

Cut 12 (08)   “…not interested.”

Budden says they may see if the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office can provide protection for the village that has a population of 170.