10:30 LRN Newscast

Louisiana residents can go to Mississippi to place bets on sporting events starting today. The initial casinos to offer sports betting are Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica. On the most recent Ask the Governor radio show, John Bel Edwards said he expects legislation next year to bring sports betting to Louisiana…
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There are over 430 new state laws that go into effect today. One of them allows eager couples to get married 24 hours after they get their licensed, instead of waiting 72 hours. Carencro Representative Julie Emerson says it’s an odd law that needed to be addressed…
cut 17 (09) “….effect Louisiana”
Also switchblade knives are now legal in Louisiana. We’ll have more on that in future newscasts.

The National Flood Insurance Program has been given a four month extension. What happens next? Jeff Palermo has the story.
Voicer 1 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

We are getting closer to the heart of the hurricane season. State Climatlogist Barry Keim says Louisiana has seen its share of major storms during August.
cut 9 (11) “…paying attention”
The National Hurricane Center is not expecting any tropical activity for at least the next two days.