15:30 LRN Newscast August 1

Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry has told the USA Today Network there’s no doubt he can beat John Bel Edwards if he challenges the Democrat in next year’s governor’s race. Landry says he’s receiving a lot of encouragement to run and it’s becoming harder to tell his supporters he won’t mount a campaign against Edwards.

Switchblades are no longer illegal in Louisiana as a result of legislation approved in the last regular session. Jeff Palermo has the story.
Cut 1 (31) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

Congressional auditors say about 30 million people will have to fork over more money to cover their 2018 taxes next year. Member of the Louisiana CPA Society, Bill Potter, explains why that will be the case following the tax reform plan put into place by President Trump.
Cut 12 (12) “…from someone’s paycheck.”
Potter says has uncovered that some employers have been withholding too much money from employee paychecks.

LSU football received the verbal commitment from the state’s top wide receiver in the Class of 2019. Shea Dixon of 24-7 sports says Kentwood’s Trey Palmer could be a player that contributes right away in 2019….
cut 10 (13) “…off the bench’
LSU’s 2019 recruiting class is now ranked seventh in the nation.