6:30 LRN newscast May 3

Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Louisiana later today where he’ll visit with community and faith leaders impacted by the burning down of three black churches in St. Landry Parish. The churches have seen an outpouring of support with a GoFundMe page raising over $2 million in donations. Southwest Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins credits the church communities faith as their greatest resource, but says the churches can expect support on the federal level as well.
Cut 6 (11) “…as they rebuild.”

The full House supports a proposal to extend the license of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino for 30 years. House Speaker Taylor Barras says if the legislation passes Cesaers Entertainment would invest 325-million dollars to upgrade the casino and that includes a new hotel…
cut 15 (10) “…historically”
A similiar proposal died in the Senate last year.

Loosening of regulations set following the 2010 BP oil spill may lead to the Gulf of Mexico being more attractive for drilling….
Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Kevin Barnhart”

The National Weather Service says two small tornadoes are responsible for the property damage that occurred yesterday in the DeSoto Parish towns of Mansfield and Stanley.