11:30 LRN Newscast Jan 17

A Dr. Martin Luther King exhibit is traveling this month and next through the University of Louisiana system campuses. The “Carrying on the Dream” exhibit is on display today and tomorrow on the campus of Louisiana Tech in Ruston. La Tech Spokesperson Tonya Oaks Smith says they are fortunate to host the display today.

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The 1966 Cadillac hearse that carried King’s body to his funeral almost 54 years ago in Memphis.

Power has finally been restored to the coastal town of Grand Isle four and half months after Hurricane Ida. Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle says the electricity has arrived just in time for the cold weather and credits Entergy for its non-stop efforts…

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After Ida’s landfall state agencies and Entergy worked together to put most of the power infrastructure underground.

A study finds the last two hurricane seasons caused 579-million dollars in damages to the Louisiana fishing industry. Michelle Southern has the story…

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Snow flurries were seen in south Louisiana yesterday, but it will be sunny and warmer today. Another cold front arrives on Wednesday, bringing us another round of cold weather for the end of the workweek.

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Day, state and federal offices are closed and there are many events scheduled today to honor the civil rights leader.