3:30 PM Newscast June 4

The 2024 legislative session yielded some big wins for social conservatives. Legislation requiring classrooms to post the Ten Commandments and reclassifying two abortion pills as dangerous controlled substances are among the major bills to pass. But political consultant Mary Patricia Wray says both measures will likely face court challenges

Cut 12 (02) “…litigated.” 

A bill heading to the governor’s desk would prohibit out-of-state journalists from requesting public records from the governor’s office. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot who carried this bill for the governor on the Senate floor says other states also have a similar law.

Cut 4 (12) “…seen it.” 

During discussion on the Senate floor, it was pointed out that the governor’s office is receiving an additional one million dollars to hire more lawyers to work on public records requests.

Estimated restoration times for SWEPCO customers have changed due to the latest weather. Some areas are expected to be restored today if weather permits. Spokesperson Michelle Marcotte

Cut 9 (12) “…flooding.” 

Residents are urged to stay away from downed wires and anything they may be touching. Call 911 to report any hazards.

Governor Jeff Landry is in New Orleans as the city gears up for Super Bowl 59 that will be played in the Superdome February 9th, 2025. In anticipation of the event, Landry says the city will be improving infrastructure that will have benefits reaching years into the future.

Cut 7 (11) “…post Superbowl.”  

LRN PM Newscall June 4

In the final hours of the legislative session, lawmakers approve a bill that only allows Louisiana residents to make a public records request with the governor’s office. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 1 (34)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.”

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LSU baseball comes up short in its bid to repeat as national champions. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (31)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.” 

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A bill heading to the governor’s desk would prohibit out-of-state journalists from requesting public records from the governor’s office. Gonzales Senator Ed Price questioned River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot who said  reporters outside of Louisiana can work with in-state media to make the request

Cut 3 (15) “..that information.” 

Talbot says other states also have a similar law and he carried this bill for the governor on the Senate floor…

Cut 4 (12) “…seen it.” 

During discussion on the Senate floor, it was pointed out that the governor’s office is receiving an additional one million dollars to hire more lawyers to work on public records requests. Talbot says the office is getting inundated with public records requests and many ask for an enormous amount of detail…

Cut 5 (13)  “… Louisiana citizens.”

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Governor Jeff Landry was in New Orleans today with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser to talk about getting the state ready for Super Bowl LIX (59) on February 9, 2025 for a record tying 11th time with Miami, Florida.  Landry says New Orleans is ready.

Cut 6  (07) “…city of New Orleans. ” 

Landry says that one focus for this event will be improving infrastructure that will have benefits for New Orleans reaching years into the future.

Cut 7 (11) “…post Superbowl.”  

Some other projects include the relighting of the Crescent City Connection, cleaning and power washing of roads in the downtown area and Verizon, AT&T and Cox working together to bring 5G to downtown New Orleans.

Along with infrastructure, Landry wants to tackle public safety for the city and says when its game time the NFL can rest easy.

Cut 8 (06)  “…in the country.” 

Landry says this is a great opportunity to bring Louisianans together and not just highlight the city of New Orleans but the state of Louisiana.

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Severe weather looks to continue in Northwest Louisiana causing additional damage to SWEPCO’s energy delivery system, which resulted in additional outages bringing the total number of residents without power to over 13,000. SWEPCO spokesperson Michelle Marcotte…

Cut 9 (12) “…flooding.” 

Marcotte says they have been hit with severe storms since Friday and heavy rainfall has weakened trees.

Cut 10 (10) “…with our lines.”

Crews are trying to restore the power but more storms are in the forecast for northwest Louisiana.

Estimated restoration times have changed due to the latest weather with some areas expected to be restored today, weather permitting.

Cut 11 (12) ” …here in Louisiana.”

Residents are urged to stay away from downed wires and anything they may be touching. Call 911 to report any hazards.

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The 2024 legislative session yielded some big wins for social conservatives. Legislation requiring classrooms to post the Ten Commandments and reclassifying two abortion pills as dangerous controlled substances are among the major bills to pass. But political consultant Mary Patricia Wray says both measures will likely face court challenges

Cut 12 (02) “…litigated.” 

Wray says this was a successful session for Governor Landry, despite some of his bills being watered down or not passing.  Education Savings Accounts and constitutional convention measures are two examples. Wray gives the governor credit for taking on several big issues

Cut 13 (09) “…pretty notable.” 

One of Landy’s biggest political victories is the passage of a bill that allows him to appoint the chairs of more than 150 boards and commissions. And the governor can now appoint 11 of the 15 members of the state ethics board.

Wray says Landry did a lot of personal lobbying as he was seen in the Senate chambers on a couple of occasions

Cut  14 (12) “..already won.” 

2:30 PM Newscast June 4

A bill heading to the governor’s desk would prohibit out-of-state journalists from requesting public records from the governor’s office. Gonzales Senator Ed Price questioned River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot

Cut 3 (15) “..that information.” 

 

Damaging Severe weather in Northwest Louisiana has wreaked havoc on SWEPCO’s energy delivery system. SWEPCO spokesperson Michelle Marcotte…

Cut 10 (10) “…with our lines.”

Crews are working as fast as they can, but more storms are forecast for the area.

 

Governor Jeff Landry is in New Orleans today with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser to talk about getting the state ready for Super Bowl LIX (59) on February 9, 2025 for a record tying 11th time with Miami, Florida.  Landry says New Orleans is ready.

Cut 6  (07) “…city of New Orleans. ” 

 

LSU baseball comes up short in its bid to repeat as national champions. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (31)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.” 

1:30 LRN Newscast June 4

In the final hours of the legislative session, lawmakers approved a bill that only allows Louisiana residents to make a public records request with the governor’s office.

Cut 1 (34)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.”

 

In preparations for Super Bowl 59 that will be played at the Superdome on February 9, 2025.Governor Landry says he wants to tackle public safety for the city…

Cut 8 (06)  “…in the country.” 

 

Severe weather in Northwest Louisiana caused additional damage to SWEPCO’s energy delivery system. They are reporting more than 13,000 without power. SWEPCO spokesperson Michelle Marcotte.

Cut 9 (12) “…flooding.” 

 

LSU’s season ended last night with a crushing four-to-three loss in ten innings to North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Regional. Coach Jay Johnson didn’t want to see the season end…
Cut 16 (11) “…Super Regional at home.”
The Tar Heels scored the tying run in the ninth inning and UNC took the lead in the tenth inning after right fielder Jake Brown dropped a fly ball to let the go-ahead run get on second base.

12:30 LRN Newscast June 4

Governor Jeff Landry says New Orleans is gearing up for Super Bowl 59 that will be played in the Superdome February 9th, 2025. In anticipation of the event, Landry says the city will be improving infrastructure that will have benefits reaching years into the future.

Cut 7 (11) “…post Superbowl.”  

 

A 90-day regular legislative session ended last night. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says lawmakers approved property insurance reform legislation, Governor Jeff Landry got more control, but his push to hold a constitutional convention this year failed…
Cut 24 (12) “…going anywhere.”

But he says a special session could be called to hold a Constitutional Convention.

A bill heading to the governor’s desk would prohibit out-of-state journalists from requesting public records from the governor’s office. During discussion on the Senate floor, it was pointed out that the governor’s office is receiving an additional one million dollars to hire more lawyers to work on public records requests. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot says the office is getting inundated with public records requests and many ask for an enormous amount of detail…

Cut 5 (13)  “… Louisiana citizens.”

Talbot says other states also have a similar law

11:40 LRN Sportscast

LSU’s season ended last night with a crushing four-to-three loss in ten innings to North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Regional. Coach Jay Johnson didn’t want to see the season end…
Cut 16 (11) “…Super Regional at home.”
The Tar Heels scored the tying run in the ninth inning and UNC took the lead in the tenth inning after right fielder Jake Brown dropped a fly ball to let the go-ahead run get on second base.

Gage Jump was the losing pitcher. After throwing 105 pitches on Friday, Johnson called on Jump to get the final three outs in the ninth, but he allowed the Tar Heels to tie the game.

Senior right-hander Will Hellmers finished his LSU career with a heck of an outing as he threw 5.2 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just two hits, two walks and he struck out four.

There’s been a lot of drama surrounding the WNBA since Saturday’s game between Angel Reese and the Chicago Sky versus Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever. Clark was on the receiving end of a hard foul from the Sky’s Chennedy Carter. Reese was seen celebrating the play.

There’s more attention on the W-N-B-A now than ever and Reese says all of the exposure the league is receiving is not just because of Clark and she also doesn’t mind playing the villain role…
cut 27 (37) “..realize that”
The Sky play tonight against the New York Liberty.

11:30 LRN Newscast June 4

Governor Jeff Landry is in New Orleans talking about the state preparing for Super Bowl LIX (59).

Cut 6  (07) “…city of New Orleans. ” 

That game will be played on February 9, 2025.

A bill heading to the governor’s desk would prohibit out-of-state journalists from requesting public records from the governor’s office. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot says other states also have a similar law and he carried this bill for the governor on the Senate floor…

Cut 4 (12) “…seen it.” 

During discussion on the Senate floor, it was pointed out that the governor’s office is receiving an additional one million dollars to hire more lawyers to work on public records requests.

Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell’s bill banning unauthorized cell phones on school grounds heads to Governor Jeff Landry’s desk to be signed after unanimous approval by the State Senate. Sean Richardson has more.

Cut 2 (30)  “…I’m Sean Richardson.” 

The state senate confirmed Kenneth Loftin as Secretary for the Office of Juvenile Justice. Loftin, who previously helmed the Ware Youth Center, came under fire after accusations that staff at Ware abused children. “The New York Times” published an article about it in 2022.

10:30 LRN Newscast June 4

Governor Jeff Landry’s first regular legislative session ended last night. Council for a Better Louisiana President, Barry Erwin says a big win for the governor was the passage of the Gator Scholarship Program. Erwin says the program will be smaller in scale and…

Cut 6 (11) “…accounts.”

It’s set to begin for the 25-26 school year.

A bill to prohibit out-of-state journalists from requesting public records from the governor’s office passed. Gonzales Senator Ed Price questioned River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot who said reporters outside of Louisiana can work with in-state media to make the request

Cut 3 (15) “..that information.” 

Talbot says other states also have a similar law.

Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell’s bill that would ban cell phones from classrooms heads to Governor Jeff Landry’s desk to be signed. Mizell says there are options for schools to determine how phones will be stored but no matter the method used, positive results will be achieved.

Cut 10 (07) “…in their hand.”

If signed the bill would go into effect in the 2024-2025 school year.

Judges in Louisiana will have the option to sentence those who commit sex crimes against children to surgical castration, in addition to prison time. Bill author Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow told Denham Spring Senator Valerie Hodges that far too often perpetrators are repeat offenders.

Cut 13 (10)  “…doing it again.”

The surgical castration option would apply if the victim is under the age of 13.

9:30 LRN Newscast

State Police is investigating a shooting in Crowley yesterday afternoon where two Acadia Parish Sheriff deputies sustained non-life-threatening injuries and a subject also sustained a non-life-threatening injury. No other information has been released at this time.

Judges in Louisiana will soon have the option to sentence those who commit sexual crimes against a child under the age of 13 to surgical castration in addition to prison time. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Hundreds of bills from the regular legislative session made to the governor’s desk, including a bill that prohibits students using their cell phone while in the classroom. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell says they will leave it up to school systems to determine where the children will store their phones when they are in the classroom…
cut 11 (12) “…really cool system”

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state will not have a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New Orleans. Nungesser says the appearance is not worth the cost, but the state saw a 28-million dollar return on a one-million dollar investment to have a float in the New Year’s Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Nungesser says they are also looking for volunteers to decorate the float in the Rose Parade…
cut 8 (12) “…all volunteers”
Go to explore-Louisiana-dot com for more information on decorating the float.

8:30 LRN Newscast

LSU’s season ended last night with a crushing four-to-three loss in ten innings to North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Regional. Coach Jay Johnson didn’t want to see the season end…
Cut 16 (11) “…Super Regional at home.”
The Tar Heels scored the tying run in the ninth inning and UNC took the lead in the tenth inning after right fielder Jake Brown dropped a fly ball to let the go-ahead run get on second base.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state will not have a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float is designed to promote tourism in Louisiana, but Nungesser says the float went by so quick during the television broadcast, it’s not worth it. But Nungesser says they will continue to have a float in the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California…
cut 9 (05) “…this float”

The 2024 regular legislative session came to a close last night. Lawmakers approved hundreds of bills, including property insurance reform legislation. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says it remains to be seen if less regulations on insurers will lead to more companies writing policies in Louisiana….
cut 5 (11) “…pretty significant’

On the final day of the regular session, legislators approved a bill that would give judges the option of a sentence that includes surgical castration to a person convicted of sexually abusing a person under the age of 13. The bill’s author, Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow, says such crimes against children are inexcusable…
cut 14 (12) “…a baby”
If signed into law, the bill would take effect on August first.