7:30 LRN Newscast Feb 27

5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham announces he will not seek a fourth term in office this fall, keeping a campaign promise of only serving three terms. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Republican’s announcement is not a surprise…
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So who will run for the vacant seat? Republican Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson and Democrat Candy Christophe of Alexandria have expressed interest. Qualifying is in July.

A preliminary report from the N-T-S-B on this month’s plane crash in Jackson Parish that killed three people, says the pilot, Robert Gilliam of Minden, reported that ice was forming on the plane as it was headed for Shreveport. Chris Mudd and Wade Williams of Shreveport-Bossier also died in the crash.

Legislation has been filed for the upcoming session that if approved would ask voters in November if they want sports betting legalized. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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A new poll from You-Gov has found that the hardest thing to give up for Lent is watching TV or streaming services. You-Gov data journalist Jamie Ballard says when breaking down the responses by political affiliation…
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Caffeine came in as the second hardest thing to give up for Lent, followed by social networking and chocolate.