9:30 LRN Newscast

It’s going to be a rainy Mardi Gras weekend, and revelers should plan to pack an umbrella and rain coat if they plan on enjoying the parades for the next few day. State Climatologist Barry Keim says if you are going out, tonight is the night to do it. This weekend’s temps will be in the mid to low 70s in south Louisiana, mid 60s in the north. Keim says Saturday, which features possibly the largest parade crowds, you’ll almost certain get some Rain.
Cut 5 (09) “…weather day.”

Following a letter to the Governor from Attorney General Jeff Landry raising serious questions about threats to women’s health and safety, the medical license of a New Orleans abortion doctor has been suspended. Landry says the Dr. Kevin Work has had a long history of problems.
He adds despite the political division behind abortion, this is not a politically motivated action.
Cut 9 (11) “…are being found″

The Bossier Sheriff’s Deputy that was struck by a vehicle while directing school traffic in January received a check following a fundraiser. Deputy Daniel Golden, who sustained several major injuries including broken legs from the accident, received a check for just over $3000. He was recently able to go home and begin to heal and recover, which he says will still be a lengthy process.
Cut 11 (07) “…out for me.”

The Louisiana Democratic Party has filed public information requests to verify a claim made by Republican Congressman Clay Higgins that he’s arrested “several thousand men” in his time in law enforcement. Executive Director Stephen Handwerk says they were inspired to file the request after getting calls from cops who said there’s no way Higgins has arrested that many people.
Cut 15 (07) “being true.”
A Higgins spokesperson responded, noting the Congressman’s ten year career in law enforcement, saying “It’s also not uncommon for any patrol officer to make several arrests in one shift or several arrests from a single incident during one shift. Further, this doesn’t count traffic arrests, referred to as summons.”