3:30 LRN Newscast Feb 26

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says he will not seek reelection. The Republican who represents the 5th Congressional district says he’s keeping his promise to only serve three terms. The congressman’s decision comes a few months after his unsuccessful bid for governor. Abraham says his loss in the governor’s race didn’t factor into his decision

U-S Senator John Kennedy has a tense exchange with acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf over the coronavirus. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Governor Edwards calls for the resignation of 23rd Judicial District Judge Jessie LeBlanc following her admission to using racial text messages. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says it’s outside of the Governor’s reach to make such a call.

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Ciolino expects the matter to be referred to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana…

Visitation begins tonight for former state lawmaker Butch Gautreaux who passed away Saturday at the age of 72.  Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, says Gautreaux worked with former US Senator Mary Landrieu on funding for our coast.

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The funeral service is Thursday morning at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City.