12:30 PM LRN Newscast Oct 30

Officials are optimistic that the power won’t be out for much longer in southeast Louisiana for most customers. Entergy CEO Phillip May says crews have been working around the clock and they now have a good estimation as to when you should have your lights back on…

Cut 12 (09) “ .restored” 

As of noon, 328,000 Entergy customers remain without power.

When residents are picking up the pieces after a hurricane, “storm chasers” as they are known routinely descend upon the area to take advantage of homeowners. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says always get a written contract of work to be performed that the contractor is responsible for acquiring all required permits.

Cut 7 (11) “…of construction”

Governor Edwards announced the appointment of Louisiana State Police Captain Lamar Davis as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Superintendent of LSP. Davis replaces outgoing Superintendent Kevin Reeves who is retiring after 30 years of service. Davis is a Baton Rouge native and has been with the LSP since 1998.

McNeese State plans on students returning to campus for the 2021 spring semester. President Daryl Burckel says Hurricane Laura alone produced 77-million dollars in damages to the campus and the speed in recovery is vital because their budget is based on tuition. Current enrollment is around seven-thousand and Burkel says despite two hurricanes enrollment is only down 225 students from last Fall. He says as they rebuild the campus, student housing is a top priority

Cut 4 (06)   “for them to live”