10:30 LRN Newscast June 24

A Senate committee will take up the budget this afternoon. Matt Doyle has the status of the state’s spending plan for the fiscal year that begins a week from today…
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Governor Edwards remains optimistic a new school year will begin in August with kids in the classroom. But Edwards says the school experience will be different, as steps will be taken to make sure children do not gather in large groups…
cut 12 (04) “….having school assemblies”

State Fire Marshal deputies will perform random courtesy visits to businesses in an effort to help owners better comply with COVID spread mitigation restrictions. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the goal is to increase compliance.
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Browning says most businesses are doing their best to be compliant.

An eleven-year-old child died yesterday morning in a crash on U-S Highway 61 near Zachary. State Trooper Taylor Scrantz says 27-year-old Treasure Charles of Gonzales was driving a box truck when he struck the rear of a disabled vehicle. Wayne Ford of Baton Rouge was in that disabled vehicle and died. Scrantz says they’ve charged Charles with negligent homicide and careless operation. He says it’s heartbreaking to see a child die in a wreck
cut 15 (09) “…family member”