11:30 LRN Newscast Jan 19

Four people including two children were killed in an overnight house fire in Slidell’s Eden Isles subdivision. Slidell Fire Chief Chris Kaufmann says they found an inoperable smoke detector and reinforced the message that smoke detectors are critical in warning people to get out in time.

Cut 4 (11) “…save lives.”

Kauffmann says they believe the blaze was accidental and it remains under investigation.

The Biden Administration’s Website to order free at-home COVID tests is officially open at COVIDtests.gov. There’s been a huge demand for home tests with Omicron and they are extremely difficult to locate. LSU Health New Orleans Chair of Genetics Dr. Lucio Miele says better access to home tests is vital.

Cut 13 (08) “…limited worldwide.”

The website is COVIDtests.gov

Get ready for another blast of cold, wintery weather across Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Wednesday starts fairly mild, with sunshine and temperatures reaching into the 60’s and lower 70’s, but then…:

Cut 10 (12) “…at least a possibility.”

The cold front will linger and possibly bring dicey weather for south Louisiana Thursday night, Friday morning.

We’ve all heard of or might have even experienced a situation in which a homeowners association enforces its rules with one resident and not another leaving the homeowner with few options. Mandeville Representative Paul Hollis is filing legislation setting limits on an HOA’s authority.

Cut 7 (11) “…very important.”