6:30 LRN newscast January 7

Governor John Bel Edwards addresses the Baton Rouge Press Club today as he begins the final year of his current term….
Cut 13 (09) “…should be reelected.”
That’s Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat, who says Edwards’ will tout his administration’s ability to stabilize the budget and his goal to give teachers a pay raise of at least one-thousand dollars this year.

Construction begins today to improve the integrity of the I-210 Prien Lake Bridge in Calcasieu Parish. The 35-million dollar project is expected to take one year to complete. State transportation spokesperson Tammy York says motorists need to be prepared for a slowdown in the area.
Cut 4 (12) “…9PM to 4AM.”
York says motorists should use L-A 12 and US-190 as alternative routes.

The U.S. Surgeon General says a record 2.1 million American teenagers vape. Matt Doyle spoke with a local health expert about this epidemic.
Voicer 2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle.”