8:30 LRN Newscast

We are just a month away from the federal elections. Senator John Kennedy remains the heavy favorite to win re-election. Marsanne Golsby has more from pollster John Couvillon…
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Louisiana’s all-time winningest college basketball coach, Mike McConathy, told the USA Today Network he’s gearing up for a run at a state senate seat that covers northwest and central Louisiana. The recently retired Northwestern State coach says he has a concern and compassion for people. Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh also says he’s running for the open seat.

U.S. Republican Senators have released a PSA warning about the dangers of Rainbow Fentanyl ahead of the Halloween season. Executive Director of the Louisiana Addiction Research Center at LSU Health Shreveport Nick Goeders says the Drug Enforcement Administration has found this rainbow fentanyl in 21 states since February…
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Dr. Goeders says the pills are made as a way to disguise the drug as it comes into the country, in some cases even looking similar to oxycontin,

Louisiana is known for its Cajun cuisine but in Sabine Parish this weekend they are cooking up a beloved Mexican food staple at the 46th Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta. It was almost five-decades ago when Festival President Chris Loupe’s father started the event after then-Governor Edwin Edwards offered matching funds for fall festivals.
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And they’ll have perfect weekend for this weekend’s festival.