1:30 LRN Newscast Jan 17

Governor John Bel Edwards sent his message to Louisiana in honor of the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s national holiday this morning. The governor focused on continuing the fight for equality, specifically within our criminal justice system. He cites the recent posthumous pardon of Homer Plessy as a step in the right direction…:

CUT 07(10)      “…in Christ.”

Mr. Edwards says the state still has some important progress to make.

Business owners in New Orleans are concerned about recent violent incidents in and around the French Quarter. As Carnival Season gets underway, two recent shootings in the Quarter have shop, bar and restaurant owners worried the high crime will cause potential visitors to change their plans, and skip Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Many French Quarter eateries are hiring extra security, to try to keep their patrons safe.


Nearly 4 & ½ months after Hurricane Ida hit, power has finally been restored to Grans Isle, in lower Jefferson Parish. Mayor David Camardelle says there is still a lot work to be done in getting the town back to normal, but having the juice back on certainly helps. He says now resident can get moved back in full-time..:

CUT 11(09)      “…in their life.”

Authorities release the names of two people killed Friday in a helicopter crash in Lafourche Parish. They are 51-year-old Dana Burt, of Kaplan, and his passenger, 30-year-old Dylan Horn, from Panama City, Florida. The chopper went down at about 10 Friday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Expect a slight warming trend over the next couple day, but then another cold front in coming for Thursday; bringing in the chance of a hard freeze by Friday morning.