4:30 PM Newscast

Today, media toured the new $28 million football operations building at LSU as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The lavishness of the facility has caught heat from some people who feel the state of the art facility is an example of misplaced priorities in higher education when other areas of the campus, including the library, are in rough shape. Athletic Director Scott Woodward says he doesn’t see the feedback received as an outrage, saying he has seen incredible publicity and social media response.
Cut 4 (12) “…very very positive.”
Woodward says the publicity of the school’s athletics is crucial as it is usually the first introduction of LSU to the public when enticing students to attend.

Louisiana Senior Senator Bill Cassidy says the men and women who work for Customs and Border Patrol are stretched thin and need more resources. Cassidy came to that conclusion after touring border operations in McAllen, Texas
Cut 6 (08) “…overwhelmed now.”

Members of Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation questioned Special Counsel Robert Mueller today about Russian election interference and allegations of criminal conduct by the President…

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This week the state is receiving relief because of a rare mid-summer cold front that’s cut humidity and brought Canadian air into the bayou state.  State Climatologist Barry Keim advises everyone not to waste this nice weather and find an excuse to get outside.

Cut 10 (08) “…waste this opportunity.”