1:30 LRN Newscast February 27

Baton Rouge area State District Judge Jessie Leblanc has submitted her resignation one day after Governor John Bel Edwards called for her to step down. Leblanc admitted to using racial slurs in an angry text message sent to a former sheriff’s deputy. The message was sent after an eight-year extramarital affair had ended with the cop from Assumption Parish.

Congressman Ralph Abraham tells Matt Doyle his support for term limits guided his decision not to seek a 4th term in office…
cut 2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle.”

Oil prices continued to fall today as demand weakens over concerns from the coronavirus. The U-S West Texas Intermediate crude fell below 46-dollars a barrel, it’s the lowest level since January 2019. LSU Energy Studies Director David Dismukes says there’s a lot of uncertainty right now…
cut 12 (10) “…globally”
Dismukes says if oil prices continue to drop, it will cause problems in the oil patch for businesses who are already struggling to make a profit.

Jonesboro Republican Jack McFarland has filed legislation that would allow for year-round nighttime hunting of feral hogs on private property. There’s been opposition to this bill in the past, but McFarland says he’s worked to address the opponent’s concerns…
cut 10 (11) “….that you did”
The legislative session begins March 9th.