LRN Newscast 14:30 January 30, 2015

With Mitt Romney making the official announcement he is NOT running for president, what does that mean for Governor Bobby Jindal? ULL Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Romney passed on Jindal as a vice- presidential contender last time saying the two never really connected…:
cut 10 (09) “Romney does”
And Cross adds when a potential marquis candidate drops out, it helps all the remaining candidates.

State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating another deadly house fire; this one in a mobile home in Avoyelles Parish that left 4 people dead…
CUT 8 (06) Q: “caused this fire’
That’s State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, who adds the victims’ ages ranged from 73 down to 10 years-old.
Some members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education would like to see a special board meeting after receiveing reports that some students are opting out from taking Common Core tests . BESE member Lottie Beebe says there are questions about whether or not a student would be promoted if they chose not to take the test…
CUT 4 (09) Q: ‘across the state”

High school principals have voted to keep the current split between public and private schools that exists with the football playoffs, and the new executive director of the LHSAA, Eddie Bonine, says he wants to organize a committee to tackle the issues…
CUT 14 (07) Q: “address them”
He hopes to have solutions on a playoff format that high school principals can vote on next January.