In response to the surge in Covid cases, Governor John Bel Edwards held a final briefing in 2021. Brooke Thorington reports…:
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State Police say an elderly man and woman died in a two-vehicle crash in Grant Parish Thursday afternoon. They say 82-year-old John Watz and 79-year-old Sharon Watz of Pollock were towing a camper trailer on Highway 165 near La. Highway 524 when for unknown reasons their vehicle struck another vehicle that was parked on the side of the road. The Watz’ were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Great Holiday Heat Wave of 2021 is almost over. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the New Year holiday will usher in more winter-like temps….:
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He says there is a slight risk for severe weather before the front moves in Saturday, mostly across Northern Parishes.

Louisiana becomes the first state to be featured in the New Year’s Tournament of Roses Parade. Speaking from Pasadena, California where the massive float is being assembled, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says they main rule they must follow for entry is that everything on the structure be made of flowers or plants…:
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The Rose Parade broadcast Saturday begins at 10am.