5:30 LRN Newscast Oct 29

Facebook’s announcement of a name change to Meta, sent some users into a frenzy that the social media giant would dissolve their most-used platform. But UNO Marketing Professor Lisa Palumbo says Facebook isn’t going anywhere.

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Facebook plans to start trading under their new name Meta beginning December 1st.


Early voting gets underway in Louisiana tomorrow, and except for this Sunday, will continue through Saturday, November 6th. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says the ballots casts are for the November 13th election that quite frankly is lacking hotly contested races. Ardoin says four constitutional amendments are on the ballot statewide but aren’t likely to produce a stampede to polling locations.


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You can download the smartphone app, Geaux Vote Mobile, to locate your parish’s early voting location and a sample ballot.

While Halloween can be lots of fun for the kids, it can pose a health hazard to your pets. Ginger Guttner, Spokesperson for LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine says if you have pets don’t leave out candy where they might have an opportunity to grab a treat for themselves.

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You might want to spend what’s supposed to be a great Halloween weekend taking part in the Go Out and Fish program put on by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  The agency’s Danica Williams says they’ve stocked 17 ponds around the state with adult-sized channel catfish including one in Houma that was hard hit by Hurricane Ida.

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The Houma event takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Country Sports Complex.