8:30 LRN March 5

The man who allegedly shot LSU Basketball player Wayde Sims says he’s “totally remorseful,” and wants a lower bail. Matt Doyle talked to a legal analyst about his chances…

Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle”  


Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says LSU and its medical marijuana growing partner, GB Sciences, has violated state law by moving marijuana plants from a temporary pod into a main production facility. LSU and GB Sciences believe they had permission, but Strain says they must sign a memorandum of understanding first.


While many may associate Mardi Gras with catching beads, in small towns like Eunice, the focus is on chasing chickens.  Captain of the Eunice Mardi Gras Pat Frey says their version has been going for 123 years.

Frey says a when it comes to gumbo at the Eunice Mardi Gras, they do it big.

Cut 5 (08) “…after the run.”


Participants dress in costume as part of the 12-mile run and some ride on horseback.


If you’re celebrating Fat Tuesday today the Louisiana Department of Health because of the flu would appreciate it if you’re not feeling your best to stay home. But those of you who are out and about take precaution.

Cut 8 (11) “…spreading a virus.”

That’s Dr. Joseph Kanter. About 12 percent of the visits to the doctor right now are for flu like symptoms.