5:30 LRN Newscast June 10

This year’s edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the unprecedented harmful effect the pandemic had on student learning. Annie E. Casey Foundation President Lisa Hamilton says a higher percentage of Louisiana students suffered from trauma than students nationwide, but compared to the rest of the country Louisiana students aren’t as chronically absent and that counts…

Cut 5 (09)  “… on time.”

Hamilton says there are still pandemic funds out there that could help schools catch students up.

Currently Louisiana requires hair braiders to be licensed and have at least 500 hours of education, which can cost as much as 20 thousand dollars. A bill that would have lifted requirements did not make it through this year’s legislative session. Critics say the hours are essential for education and safety. Bill sponsor Chalmette Representative Mike Bayham says they are cost-prohibitive and unnecessary.

Cut 7 (06) “…job.”  

Considering Louisiana has among the highest property and auto insurance rates in the country, insurance coverage for your pet here is the most affordable. Brooke Thorington has more.

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And former LSU Baseball coach Paul Mainieri is returning to the SEC to replace South Carolina’s coach, who was fired after seven years. Mainieri coached the Tigers from 2007 until his retirement for health reasons in 2021. While in Baton Rouge, he led the Tigers to the College World Series five times and a national championship in 2009.

4:30 LRN Newscast June 10

A bill to lift licensing requirements to braid hair failed to pass in this year’s regular legislative session. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (30)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

 

Former LSU Baseball coach Paul Mainieri is expected to return to baseball as South Carolina’s new coach. Mainieri coached the Tigers from 2007 until his retirement for health reasons in 2021. While in Baton Rouge, he led the Tigers to the College World Series five times and a national championship in 2009.He replaces Mark Kingston who was fired after seven seasons.

The Annie E Casey Foundation released a new report that shows there was an unprecedented drop in learning and absences from 2019 to 2022 as a result of the of the pandemic. Thirty-percent of all students were chronically absent, but Annie E Casey President Lisa Hamilton says the chronic absence percentage was better in Louisiana…
cut 4 (07) “…nationally”
Hamilton says they actually saw reading scores improve as well.

Louisiana has the lowest pet insurance premiums in the country according to MarketWatch Guides. Dayna Drake with MarketWatch says Louisiana’s lower cost of living is reflected in veterinary costs. She also credits a state law for pet insurers.

Cut 10 (12) “…the vet.”

The average monthly premium in Louisiana is $36

3:30 PM Newscast June 10

This year’s edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the pandemic had an unprecedentedly harmful effect on student learning. Annie E. Casey Foundation President Lisa Hamilton says this report shows a higher percentage of Louisiana students suffered from trauma than students nationwide.

Cut 3 (10) “…nationally.” 

 

A bill that would lift licensing requirements to braid hair did not make it through this year’s legislative session, but bill sponsor Mike Bayham of Chalmette intends to bring the bill back next year, when he says the conditions are more favorable.

Cut 8 (08)  “…push this.” 

In addition to this legislation, a separate lawsuit against the licensing process is going through appeals.

College athletic departments are preparing for the likelihood of paying their athletes a total of 22 million dollars as a result of a historic antitrust case between the NCAA and two former college athletes. LSU Executive Deputy Athletics Director Verge Ausberry says they are just waiting for terms to be finalized

Cut 13 (11)  “…year to year.”

Ausberry expects LSU will remain competitive once revenue sharing between athletic departments and athletes becomes a reality…

Louisiana may have among the country’s highest property and automobile insurance rates, pet insurance here is the most affordable. Dayna Drake with MarketWatch Guides says among the things pet insurance will pay for, depending on your coverage are…

Cut 11 (10) ” …vet visit.”

LRN PM Newscall June 10

A bill that would lift licensing requirements to braid hair is dead in this year’s legislative session. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (30)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

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Considering Louisiana has among the highest property and auto insurance rates in the country, insurance coverage for your pet here is the most affordable. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (31)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

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This year’s edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the pandemic had an unprecedentedly harmful effect on student learning. Annie E. Casey Foundation President Lisa Hamilton says this report shows a higher percentage of Louisiana students suffered from trauma than students nationwide.

Cut 3 (10) “…nationally.” 

Hamilton says what’s interesting is that Louisiana did not see as many students who were chronically absent as the rest of the country.

Cut 4 (08) “…nationally.” 

Though the report found 30% of all students nationally were chronically absent from 2019 to 2022, nearly double pre-pandemic rates, Hamilton says Louisiana students are staying in school, and it shows.

Cut 5 (09)  “… on time.”

Hamilton says there are still pandemic funds out there that could help schools catch students up.

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A bill that would lift licensing requirements to braid hair did not make it through this year’s legislative session. Bill sponsor Mike Bayham of Chalmette says the bill is important to promote jobs in Louisiana.

Cut 6  (08) “…entry. ” 

The current rules say braiders must have at least 500 hours of education, which can cost as much as 20 thousand dollars. Critics of the bill say the hours are essential for education and safety. Bayham says they are cost-prohibitive and unnecessary.

Cut 7 (06) “…job.”  

Though the bill failed in the House Commerce Board, Bayham intends to bring the bill back next year, when he says the conditions are more favorable.

Cut 8 (08)  “…push this.” 

In addition to this legislation, a separate lawsuit against the licensing process is going through appeals.

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Even though Louisiana ranks among the country’s highest property and automobile insurance rates, you’d be surprised to learn that when it comes to pet insurance, Bayou State is ranked the most affordable. Dayna Drake with MarketWatch Guides says the statewide average to insure your pet is $36 a month.

Cut 9 (07) “…national average.” 

The national average is $46 a month. The price of pet insurance varies depending on the type of pet, breed, and coverage. Insurance for dogs costs more compared to cats.

Drake says location is a driving factor for costs, and Louisiana’s lower cost of living is reflected in veterinary costs. She also credits a state law for pet insurers.

Cut 10 (12) “…the vet.”

Like humans, routine care for your pet, she says, is best so any disease or illness can be caught early. Among the types of things pet insurance will pay for, depending on your coverage are…

Cut 11 (10) ” …vet visit.”

Drake says pet insurance in general does not cover pre-existing conditions or procedures that are considered elective.

2:30 PM Newscast

This year’s edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the unprecedentedly harmful effect the pandemic had on student learning. Annie E. Casey Foundation President Lisa Hamilton says this report shows a higher percentage of Louisiana students suffered from trauma than students nationwide, Louisiana did not see as many students chronically absent as the rest of the country says Louisiana students are staying in school, and that counts.

Cut 5 (09)  “… on time.”

Hamilton says there are still pandemic funds out there that could help schools catch students up.

Currently Louisiana requires hair braiders to be licensed and have at least 500 hours of education, which can cost as much as 20 thousand dollars. A bill that would have lifted requirements did not make it through this year’s legislative session. Critics of the bill say the hours are essential for education and safety. Bill sponsor Mike Bayham of Chalmette says they are cost-prohibitive and unnecessary.

Cut 7 (06) “…job.”  

Considering Louisiana has among the highest property and auto insurance rates in the country, insurance coverage for your pet here is the most affordable. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (31)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

The 2024 Olympic Beach Volleyball Team will have a little Louisiana flavor in Paris this summer. Two LSU Beach Volleyball Alums have qualified for Team USA. Both Tary Kloth and Kristen Nuss have been officially selected to compete. They are the first from LSU. Beginning July 27, Nuss from New Orleans and Koth from Sioux Falls, South Dakota will be part of the excitement when the Women’s Olympic Beach Volley ball competition kicks off.

1:30 LRN Newscast June 10

A bill to lift licensing requirements to braid hair failed to pass in this year’s legislative session. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (30)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

 

Shreveport police are investigating a shooting involving a man who was reportedly arguing with his girlfriend, and when her father showed up a physical altercation ensued. The father was allegedly shot by the boyfriend and his injuries are life-threatening. It happened around 11:30 this morning on Miriam Lane.

Even though Louisiana ranks among the country’s highest property and automobile insurance rates, you’d be surprised to learn that when it comes to pet insurance, Bayou State is ranked the most affordable. Dayna Drake with MarketWatch Guides says the statewide average to insure your pet is $36 a month.

Cut 9 (07) “…national average.” 

The national average is $46 a month.

And speaking of pets, don’t forget to include them in your hurricane plan. LSU School of Veterinarian Medicine spokesperson Ginger Gutner says to be patient with your pet when you must evacuate. She says they can tell when you’re stressed and a new environment could bring out behavioral issues.

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Even if your dog is housetrained, the stress of evacuating could cause them to have accidents.

12:30 LRN Newscast

A bill that would lift licensing requirements to braid hair did not make it through this year’s legislative session. Chalmette Republican Representative Mike Bayham is disappointed his bill did not make it out of House Commerce, because he is looking to promote jobs.
Cut 6 (08) “…entry. ”
The current rules say braiders must have at least 500 hours of education, which can cost as much as 20 thousand dollars and Bayham says the number of hours needed for training and the cost to get educated is a barrier.

The Annie E Casey Foundation released a new report today that shows there was unprecdented drop in learning and absences from 2019 to 2022 as a result of the of the pandemic. Thirty-percent of all students were chronically absent, but Annie E Casey President Lisa Hamilton says the chronic absence percentage was better in Louisiana…
cut 4 (07) “…nationally”
Hamilton says they actually saw reading scores improve as well.
College athletic departments are preparing for the likelihood of paying their athletes a total of 22 million dollars starting in 2025 as a result of a historic antitrust case between the NCAA and two former college athletes. LSU Executive Deputy Athletics Director Verge Ausberry says they are just waiting for terms to be finalized
Cut 13 (11) “…year to year.”
The money that will go to the athletes will come from the massive TV deals that major conferences have agreed to with ESPN and Fox, plus other sources of revenue. One potential new source of revenue is sponsor logos, which can be painted on football fields this year.

11:30 LRN Newscast June 10

This year’s KIDS COUNT shows the pandemic had an unprecedented harmful effect on student learning. Annie E. Casey Foundation President Lisa Hamilton says the report shows a higher percentage of Louisiana students suffered from trauma than students nationwide.

Cut 3 (10) “…nationally.” 

Starting in 2025, retailers who do not properly label seafood with its correct country of origin will face fines of up to two-thousand dollars. Marrero Senator Patrick Connick says his bill that was recently signed by the governor puts teeth into a law passed in 2019….

cut 8 (12) “…two thousand dollars”

In 2025, college athletes could be paid directly by the university because of an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA that’s expected to be finalized soon. LSU executive deputy athletics director Verge Ausberry expects the Tigers will remain competitive once revenue sharing between athletic departments and athletes begins…
cut 14 (12) “….look”
It’s expected athletic departments will spend around 22-million dollars in paying college athletes in 2025.

Don’t forget about your pets when making your hurricane plans. LSU School of Veterinary Medicine spokesperson Ginger Guttner says have you dog or cat microchipped…
cut 11 (11) “….come off”

You can find a list of hurricane tips for pet owners at LouisianaRadioNetwork.com

10:30 LRN Newscast June 10

Governor Jeff Landry has signed Marrero Senator Patrick Connick’s bill to strengthen penalties against food establishments that do not clearly label imported seafood.

Cut 2 (34)  “…I’m Colleen Crain.” 

The younger son of LSU legend Pete Maravich died Friday. LSU reports 42-year-old Josh Maravich passed away at the family home in Covington. Josh Maravich was on the LSU men’s basketball team from 2001 to 2005. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The latest NFIB survey finds only 18-percent of business owners plan to increase wages in the next three months. The survey finds the construction sector is having problems filling openings and NFIB State Director Leah Long says it’s going to take more than higher wages.

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In addition to making your hurricane plans for you and your family don’t forget about the four-legged members of your family.  LSU School of Veterinary Medicine spokesperson Ginger Guttner says Katrina taught Louisianas to never to leave their pets behind.

Cut 10 (12) “…driving around.”

You can find a listing of more hurricane prep tips for pet owners at LouisianaRadioNetwork.com

9:30 LRN Newscast

Starting in 2025, retailers who do not properly label seafood with its correct country of origin will face fines of up to two-thousand dollars. Marrero Senator Patrick Connick says his bill that was recently signed by the governor puts teeth into a law passed in 2019….
cut 8 (12) “…two thousand dollars”

College athletic departments are planning for revenue sharing, where schools will directly pay their athletes starting in 2025. It could be around 22-million dollars for all athletes at a major school as a result of a historic antitrust lawsuit. Schools will look to cut costs. LSU Executive Deputy Athletic Director Verge Ausberry says LSU is looking to schedule more in-state schools for non-conference football games because it’s not as costly
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An NFIB jobs report says only 18 percent of small business owners are planning to increase compensation for workers. That’s the lowest since 2021…
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Before the hurricane season ramps up, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine spokesperson Ginger Guttner says have you dog or cat microchipped…
cut 11 (11) “….come off”