In Caddo Parish, four towns are taking precautions due to low water pressure after the extended freeze. Pallets of water have been distributed to Belcher, Gilliam, Greenwood, and Blanchard. Sargent Casey Jones with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office says public works distributed water…:
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They ask everyone to conserve water as much as possible.
State Police say a woman passenger died in a crash in Ascension Parish yesterday, but the driver was not to blame. Troopers say a pickup crossed the center line and hit the SUV head-on. Trooper Christian Reed says neither in the SUV were wearing seatbelts, and NOT wearing one is NOT wise…:
CUT 05(07) “…seat belt use.”
The victim is identified as 39-year-old Brandi Hall, of Darrow. The driver of the pickup is charged with negligent homicide and more.
A former teacher at Destrehan High is arrested for alleged sexual conduct with students that spanned several years; 2017 to quite recently. At least one male student is involved; possibly more. 32-year-old Kyle Aucoin-Melohn was fired subsequent to his arrest. St. Charles Sheriff’s investigators are still investigating.
If you purchased a Powerball ticket in Ascension Parish for the July 30th drawing you might want to go check your numbers. Brooke Thorington has more on an unclaimed prize of $50,000…:
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Several water systems across the state are struggling with low water pressure after the fridged temps. In Caddo Parish 21 pallets of water were distributed in some town should the water systems fail. Sgt. Casey Jones with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says they are asking residents to conserve water by limiting shower times and…
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The weather has also caused numerous flight cancellations and with college bowl games and Triple A’s Nick Chabarria says travel to those destinations could be snarled as airlines play catch-up from last weekend.
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He advises checking before you drive to the airport to see if you’re flight has been canceled and download the app for your airline to receive notifications.
State Police say a fatal crash in Ascension Parish Monday serves as another tragic reminder of the importance of seat belt use. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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A winning Powerball ticket purchased in Ascension Parish is still unclaimed and set to expire next month. The $50,000 lottery Powerball ticket was purchased at Fisherman’s One Stop on Highway 22. The Powerball prize was won on Saturday, July 30, Officials said the winning ticket matched four of the five numbers drawn and the red Powerball number to win. That ticket will expire on January 26th if not redeemed.
Several towns and cities in the state are under a boil advisory as a result of the weather. In Caddo Parish, water pressure is an issue and Sgt Casey Jones with the sheriff’s office says as a precautionary measure pallets of water have been distributed in Belcher, Gilliam, Greenwood, and Blanchard should systems fail in those towns.
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State Police say a fatal wreck in Ascension Parish yesterday killed 39-year-old Brandi Hall, of Darrow she was a passenger in a vehicle whose driver did not cause the accident. Trooper Christian Reed says it happened on US 61 around 3:30 in the afternoon. He says Hall nor the driver were properly restrained.
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The weather continues to cause several travel delays and flight cancellations across the country. Nick Chabarria with Triple-A says Southwest airlines has had the most cancellations compared to other airlines. And after numerous airlines had cancellations over the weekend now, they are playing catch up.
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And with college bowl games on tap Chabarria says travel to those destinations could be impacted also. He recommends you download the app for your airline to receive notifications along with ways to rebook your fights should you need to.
In St. Charles Parish, a former Destrehan High School teacher 32-year-old Kyle Aucion-Melohn faces one count of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student and one count of molestation of a juvenile. The sheriff’s office says they received an anonymous tip on December 1st the teacher was molesting male students. If you have any information about this case, you’re asked to contact the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office.
State Police say a fatal wreck in Ascension Parish yesterday killed a passenger in a vehicle whose driver did not cause the accident. Trooper Christian Reed says it happened on US 61 around 3:30 PM.
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Reed says the passenger was 39-year-old Brandi Hall, of Darrow. He says she wasn’t wearing a seat belt and died instantly. He says the driver wasn’t wearing one either but survived.
There are several boil advisories for much of Northwest Louisiana and in Caddo Parish, four towns are taking precautions due to low water pressure from the extended freeze. Pallets of water have been distributed to Belcher, Gilliam, Greenwood, and Blanchard. Sargent Casey Jones with the Sheriff’s Office says public works distributed water.
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The cold weather caused residents to run their water as a precaution to keep their pipes from freezing it impacted water pressure in the parish. Jones says they wanted to prepare for the worst should the water systems fail.
As many of us return to work today, it’s still pretty cold for those of us here in the Bayou State. But State Climatologist Barry Keim says high temperatures in Louisiana are going to be a bit warmer.
Cut 10 (12) “…low to 50s to the south.”
Wednesday morning, Keim says we’ll still be feeling that artic air that’s settled into the region but by midday, we’ll begin to experience a shift.
The Louisiana Department of Health confirms two storm-related deaths in Caddo Parish. The Caddo Parish Coroner says a 30-year-old female and her 8-year-old son who died of blunt force trauma after a tornado destroyed their home on December 13th. The woman’s body was found the next morning under the wreckage and the child’s body was found Tuesday night in a wooded area.
Lt Governor Billy Nungesser is considering whether he’ll seek higher office next year. Senator John Kennedy may decide to run, and Nungesser says he owes it to others who may want to run for Lt. Governor to make up his mind quickly…:
Cut 9 (09) “…love this job.”
Nungesser says he plans to announce his decision on January 10th.
Louisiana will be featured in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California for the second year. The float theme will be “Turning a Corner” and will feature numerous riders, including Franklin Parish native country star Lainey Wilson. Another rider is 22-year-old Pineville native Jordan Fuqua, the reigning Miss Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals…:
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LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels will continue to wear purple and gold next year, he’s returning for another season. Tiger Rag Assistant Editor William Weathers says with Daniels onboard the outlook for wins in 2023 has greatly improved.
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Daniels and the Tigers will play in Orlando in the Citrus Bowl on January second.
With the coming New Year for Louisiana comes big elections, including who will the next Governor. Will Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser be in that race? Or seek re-election? More from Brooke Thorington…:
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State Police say a man out for a Christmas Day ride on his motorcycle was killed in a crash on Highway 425 near Vidalia. Troopers say 63-year-old Tom Pritchard of Vidalia went off the roadway for reason unknown and was thrown from his bike. He was wearing a helmet, but his injuries were too severe. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Louisiana will, again this year, have a float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and a host of beauty queens will be onboard. One of the riders is reigning Miss Louisiana association of Fairs & festivals Jordan Fuqua. She says the float’s theme of “Turning a Corner” is appropriate…:
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The parade airs on MONDAY morning; not on New Year’s Day. Check your local listings.
State Climatologist Barry Keim says the blast of cold weather Louisiana has been under is about to change; moving out of here by Thursday. By then, he says, look for lows in the 50’s and highs in the 70’s…:
CUT 12 (08) “…big, big shift.”
We might see rain on Friday, and some on New Year’s Eve, but Sunday should be sunny and 70-something.
So many of us are still dealing with the effects of the Christmas weekend freeze. Broken pipes and water outages are reported all over the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we have one more day of cold, but then comes a shift…:
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We could be seeing afternoon highs around 70 by week’s end.
A number of LSU fans got their Christmas wish when quarterback Jayden Daniels tweeted he will stay another year with the Fighting Tigers. Tiger Rag Magazine’s William Weathers says Daniels forgoing the NFL draft is a credit to LSU head coach Brian Kelly and it’s significant how Daniels grew over the season…:
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Louisiana will be featured on national TV again this year, with its “Turning a Corner” float in the Tournament of Roses Parade the day after New Year’s. Brooke Thorington talked with one of the float riders…:
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Your loved ones who traveled for the holiday may be late getting home. Airports across the state have announced dozens of flights to and from cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh and more were cancelled Monday due to the extreme cold and blizzard conditions up north. It’s hoped some of those flights may resume today.
We’ve all heard the expression if you don’t like the weather just wait a day, it appears that mantra is right on cue. Brooke Thorington has more…:
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Police in New Iberia seek the man suspected of shooting and killing another man Monday. Witnesses say 36-year-old Stevie Vital shot the 49-year-old victim during a domestic dispute, and fled the area. He’s now wanted for 2nd-degree murder and other charges. Police say Vital should be considered armed and dangerous.
So…will Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser run for governor in 2023? Or will he seek another term as head of Culture, Recreation and Tourism? He says folks in the tourism industry are supportive of his run, but he says many also want him to stay and run for re-election. He says he will have an answer for all concerned by January 10th…:
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Nungesser says he owes it to others who may want to run for Lt. Governor to make up his mind quickly.
Louisiana will again have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, when it rolls next Monday morning. Among the float riders will be 22-year-old Pineville native Jordan Fuqua, the reigning Miss Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals…:
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Also on the float, country star Lainey Wilson, who’s from Baskin.
The Pelicans were severely short-handed last night, but they still won by 20 points as New Orleans dribbled past the Indiana Pacers 113 to 93. Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy, Herb Jones and Dyson Daniels didn’t play, but Naji Marshall stepped up and scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists. Coach Willie Green says Marshall works hard every day so he can succeed when he gets his chance…
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The Pelicans have won three in a row and will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
If Jayden Daniels returning to play for the Tigers next season was on your Christmas Wish List, you’re very happy to know he’s planning to stick around the 2023 season. Tiger Rag assistant editor William Weathers says it gives Tiger fans high hopes for next year.
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Starting defensive back Greg Brooks has also announced he’s returning next season. Brooks was fourth on the team in tackles with 61 tackles and also had an interception in the win over Auburn. The LSU Tigers are scheduled to leave for Orlando today to continue preparations to play Purdue in the Citrus Bowl on January second.
Tonight in college basketball action, Northwestern State is at Texas A-and-M, LSU begins SEC play tomorrow against Arkansas. The Lady Tigers are up to number nine in the latest A-P Top 25 poll and LSU will be at Arkansas for the SEC Opener.
As many of us return to work today, it’s still pretty cold for those of us here in the Bayou State. But State Climatologist Barry Keim says high temperatures will be getting a bit warmer…:
CUT 10(12) “…50s to the south.”
He says all this cold air will begin to move on by Thursday.
As we approach the beginning of 2023 – a big election year for Louisiana – many wonder what Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser’s plans may be. Will he run for governor? Or seek re-election to his current position? Nungesser tells LRN he’s been very encouraged by the numbers asking him to seek the top job…:
CUT 07(06) “…make up my mind.”
If he runs for governor and does not win, he is all done as Lt. Governor.
Once again this year, Louisiana will be featured in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California; which rolls on Monday the 2nd. The float theme will be “Turning a Corner” and will feature numerous riders, including Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Franklin Parish native country star Lainey Wilson. Another rider is 22-year-old Pineville native Jordan Fuqua, the reigning Miss Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals…:
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The float will be a representation of a riverboat, with all surfaces made of flowers or other plants; a Rose Parade tradition and rule. Remember the parade is on Monday the day after New Year’s.
…and not this morning’s markets…