130PM LRN News

25 years after the first riverboat set anchor in Baton Rouge the market is now struggling as revenues are cratering in one of the biggest gaming regions of the state. Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board Ronnie Jones says unfortunately today’s milestone is also a reminder of a prolonged slump casino revenues.

Cut 12 (14) “…employed”

The Belle was the first to open in the now troubled market. The Belle has seen a nearly 50 percent decline in revenue year to year.

The Louisiana Tumor Registry adds a new data visualization tool to their website. Registry spokesperson Lauren Maniscalco says the tool is very interactive in breaking down data on the types of cancer, parish by parish.  She adds having the tool may lead to targeting areas for awareness.

Cut 10 (11) “…promote screening.”

The Saints defense came alive in the Black and Gold’s 12-10 win last night over the Dallas Cowboys holding the formerly prolific Dallas offense to just 257 total yards. The Teddy Bridgewater led offense has not lived up to the usual sky-high offensive expectations of Saints fans. Safety Von Bell says they’re comfortable carrying the team while the offense works out some of the kinks.

Cut 5 (08) “…position.”

The D will need to stay locked in as the new look Bucs head to New Orleans Sunday on the heels of their 55-40 win over the Rams.

October is typically a quiet time for hurricane activity for Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says historical data reflects favorably for the month as the average is having two named storms to make landfall nationally.

Cut 7 (07) “…hurricanes really drop.” 

Keim says the last two months of hurricane season are typically more active for the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico.