3:30 LRN Newscast Jan 14

Thanks to the recently passed federal Infrastructure Bill, Louisiana will get a billion dollars over 5 years to repair or rebuild a lot of the state’s crumbling bridges. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says the state will spend about 200-million of the one billion this year and they’ve released a list of bridge projects that will see funding…:

CUT 13(11)      “…this year.”

Bridges in Caddo, Ouachita St. Mary Parish – all expected to get some love in the coming year.

Sunday in New Orleans, a parade to honor the late, great Betty White. She passed away just days shy of her 100th birthday. Parade organizer Santa T. Claus (his legal name) says the parade will raise money to benefit animal rescue – one of White’s favorite causes – and starts Sunday at 4, Bourbon and Canal…:

CUT 04(10)      “…Jackson Square.”


The State Fire Marshal’s office says a Lacombe man died after going back into a burning home to rescue his pets. Spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says the home caught fire early Tuesday morning. Two people in their 60’s made it safely outside, but the man went back inside to save the family dogs. He died in the hospital a day after the fire. Rodrigue has this advice for anyone able to escape a burning building..:

CUT 16(12)      “…if we lose our own.”

A Shreveport man is in jail after a police search warrant turned up over 21 pounds of illegal marijuana. They also confiscated seven guns, over $12-thousand in cash and a Cadillac Escalade. 27-year-old Harlann Stewart face drug and weapons charges. No word on bail.

Coronavirus. The health Department reports just over 14-thousand new cases with almost 2200 in the hospital with the virus. Of those, nearly 75-percent are not fully vaccinated. Ten COVID patients have recently died.