1130AM LRN News

New Orleans’ historic newspaper, The Times Picayune has been purchased by their Baton Rouge based rival, The Advocate. Manship School Professor Len Apcar, a 40 years veteran journalist who’s worked at the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, says the merger will increase the quality of reporting in the Crescent City.
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The Advocate has published a daily paper in New Orleans since 2012, and the merger will use “brands and features of both publications” starting in June.
The LA Wallet app, which allows Louisiana drivers to present their license on their smartphone, is now free through May. OMV field administrator Paige Paxton.
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Vice President Mike Pence visits Mount Pleasant Baptist Church today, one of the three churches recently torched in St. Landry Parish. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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LSU has been named one of America’s best value colleges by Forbes magazine. The publication ranked it the number one best value college in the state, fourth in the SEC, and the 69th best amoung all public colleges. Among public flagship universities, LSU ranks 20th.