12:30 LRN Newscast Dec 23

The federal Infrastructure Bill, signed into law last month by the President, contains millions for improvements at 51 airports around the state. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans will get $14-million, while small airports in Minden and Eunice will receive 159-thousand dollars each…:

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He says the FAA encourages airports to prioritize projects that increase safety and sustainability.

The holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is underway. State Highway Safety Commission spokesperson Lisa Freeman says federal dollars are paying for dozens of extra state and local LEO’s to patrol highways; seeking out impaired drivers…:

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Coming off a record number of Thanksgiving weekend road fatalities, Freeman says they hope to have far fewer accidents over Christmas.


Deputies in St. Helena Parish seek two men wanted for gunning down an Amite man inside his home Tuesday night. Tyrone Henderson and Dedrick Henderson – ages 25 & 23 – are wanted for 1st-degree murder. The sheriff’s office says they are armed and dangerous.

The New Orleans Saints take on the red-hot Miami Dolphins Monday night. The Dolphins have won six in a row, only allowing a total of 79 points in those games. New Orleans Acting Head Coach Dennis Allen says Miami is also playing complimentary football on offense…:

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Coach Sean Payton will likely not be on hand, due to COVID … and now news that quarterback Taysom Hill his backup Trevor Siemian BOTH have coronavirus and will miss the game. That leaves rookie Ian Book a chance to show his stuff.