2:30 LRN Newscast Dec 21

A two-vehicle crash in Ouachita Parish leaves a teen driver dead and his passenger in serious condition. State Police says 17-year-old Logan Temple blew a stop sign and was broadsided by a big dump truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The dump truck driver was not hurt. Trooper Michael Reichardt says this is the worst time of year for families to lose loved in car accidents & he offers some advice…:

CUT 05  (06)        “…drink and drive.”

Reichardt says a toxicology sample was obtained from Temple and is being submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

Early data from Moderna says their vaccine can provide better protection from the Omicron variant of COVID, by way of producing more antibodies. LSU infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says more of us need to treat the third shot as part of the vaccination; not just a booster…:

CUT 08(11)      “…advantage of them.”


New Orleans Mardi Gras parades will go on next year, according to Mayor LaToya Cantrell. More from Dave Brannen…:

CUT 02(34)      “…Brannen.”

More troubles for Lafayette Judge Michelle Odinet – now on forced leave without pay following a viral video of a woman purported to be her using racial slurs. The D.A. in Orleans Parish has ordered a review of every case handled by Odinet when she worked there in the 1990’s. D.A. Jason Williams says the video calls her impartiality into question.