10:30 LRN Newscast Feb 23

Shreveport, Alexandria, and Lake Charles are under boil water advisories, but officials from each city say they are making progress in restoring their water delivery systems. Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins says there wasn’t much that could have been done from preventing the damage that occurred during last week’s winter storms…
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Many Louisianans are tempted to cut back and uproot plants after winter storms last week damaged tender plants, but LSU Ag Center professor Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard says try to hold off until the spring to remove that unsightly foliage.

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Kirk-Ballard says we could still see another freeze so it’s best not to prune or uproot anything just yet because the damaged part of the plant can act as insulation.

A 22-year-old Benton woman faces an Attempted First Murder Charge in shooting of her father a Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Deputy. Authorities say Deputy Burt Wich was airlifted Monday evening to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport after being shot multiple times at his residence in Benton. He is listed in stable condition. His daughter Kalee Wich is being held at the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility in Plain Dealing.

This morning lawmakers will meet to discuss the state of Louisiana’s insurance market. Matt Doyle has the story.

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