2:30 LRN Newscast January 25

Federal workers in the small Allen Parish town of Oakdale are celebrating the news that the federal government shutdown is ending. Oakdale is home to a federal prison and immigration detention center. Oakdale Mayor Gene Paul says the federal workers he spoke with didn’t like being caught up in a dispute over border wall funding…
Cut 4 (09) “…their bills.

The split between public and private schools in the LHSAA is growing. High School principals have voted to allow “select” schools to host its championship games in football, basketball, baseball and softball at sites separate from public schools. Teurlings Catholic Principal Mike Boyer says it’s a good day for the LHSAA…
cut 14 (08) “…throughout the state”
That means state football championship games for select schools could be held at UL-Lafayette or ULM.

Senator Bill Cassidy wants the NFL to answer two questions in the wake of the infamous “no-call” from the NFC Championship game. One, how did the NFL grade the referees’ performance, and two, were the refs biased….
Cut 9 (12) “few others .″
The NFL has reportedly fined Rams defensive back Nickell Roby-Coleman for 26-thousand dollars for making helmet-to-helmet contact on Saints wide reciever.

The St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter now has an additional 150 dogs at their faciflity that were seized in an animal cruelty bust. Shelter Manager Rachael Sance says they need cleaning supplies, dog food and you can also volunteer…
cut 8 (12) “….on their”
Contact the St. John Parish Animal Shelter if you want to help.