12:30 LRN Newscast August 1st

Over 430 new state laws take effect today, one of them will allow you to get married 24 hours after receiving a marriage license. The previous law said eager couples had to wait 72 hours. Carencro Representative Julie Emerson says the change puts Louisiana in line in with what other states do and it still keeps overenthusiastic couples from tying the knot while on an alcoholic bender…
cut 16 (09) “….as marriage’
Switchblades are also legal in Louisiana as of today. Covingston Representative Mark Wright says legislators banned them decades ago, because switchblade was the made weapon used in mob and greaser gang movies in the 1950s and 60s. Wright says he’s glad his legislation makes them legal now, but you still can’t conceal them during a traffic stop…
cut 4 (09) “…with that”
There are more serious laws going into effect today, like the legislation that makes hazing a felony.

The Louisiana Department of Education is removing 45-hundred children from a waiting list seeking to enroll into a child child care program. Executive Director of the Early Childhood operations, Lisa Brochard, says 39-million dollars in federal one-time money will pay for kids from low-income families to attend a child care center, but there’s still a lot more children on the list…
cut 6 (09) “…going to affect”
Letters notifying families they will be removed from the waiting list go out today.

18-year-old Louisiana Tech student Mason Andrews who is attempting to become the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world has already broken one world record during his journey. Andrews has become the youngest pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. This morning he takes off from France, where he’ll stop in Croatia and then it’s on to Egypt.