6:30 LRN Newscast January 25

Two competing Senate bills to re-open the government both failed to obtain the 60 votes needed to pass, and now we’re into day 35 of the historically long shutdown. Federal workers are nearing a full month without pay, and with rent coming due, many of their lives are getting precarious. Senator Bill Cassidy….
Cut 13 (12) “…Pelosi”

A Calcasieu Parish mother is in jail, charged with negligent homicide in the death of her eight-month-old child. Deputies responded to a home in Sulphur in reference to a baby boy that was not breathing. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says upon arrival, the first deputy on the scene began performing CPR on the child.
Cut 10 (07) “actual baby’s room.”
26-year-old Lacey Blount was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and the infant died at a local hospital.

Stephanie Whetstone, a fifth grade math and science teacher at St. Francisville’s Bains Elementary School has received a 25-thousand dollar award from the Milken Family Foundation, which gives out unrestricted financial awards to the top educators in the country. Whetstone says she not only strives to make sure her students know the subject matter, but that they are also learning the tools needed to become a successful adult…
cut 8 (07) “….other students”
Milken Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley says “Stephanie’s students will know how to meet the demands of today’s global economy.”