8:30 LRN Newscast July 26

After nearly five decades in the state legislature, Senate President John Alario has decided not to run for a seat in the Louisiana House. Jeff Palermo has the story….

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After several delays Southern University’s medical marijuana program planted its first crop seeds this week after winning regulatory approval from the state. The university says they remain on schedule to meet timelines to have product available for patients this fall. Southern is the only historically black university in the country to be involved in growing medical marijuana.


LSU Professor Dr. James Oxley is alive today thanks to eight students that saved him when he went under the water while swimming laps on campus July 5th.. Oxley says his cardiologist told him it was the students’ training that saved seconds and made a difference in saving brain function. Katie Estes a junior used her CPR skills to help aid in the rescue.

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The town of Church Point has a unique designation as being home to the state’s first cloned cow. The cow lives at Circle T Cattle Company. Several years ago Bob Thibodeaux purchased a cow that won awards all over the world.

The cloning of the animal took place in the state of Iowa, then was transported back to Louisiana. The Cow named “Eight Over Nine” is now just over a year old. Thibodeaux says they can clone the cow again if they need to.

Cut 9 (07) “…to be cloned again.”