12:30 LRN Newscast Oct 31

Southwest Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins posted a joke on Twitter about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband and then removed it last night. Authorities say Paul Pelosi suffered a skull fracture inside his San Francisco home when he was attacked by an intruder Friday. ULM Political Science Professor Pearson Cross

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The tweet was a picture of Nancy Pelosi holding her hands to her face and over the picture, Higgins wrote, “The moment you realize a nudist hippie male prostitute LSD guy was the reason your husband didn’t make it to your fundraiser.”

Tonight’s Powerball is one billion dollars and Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Dustin Annison says it has a cash value of $497-point-three million. It’s the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history and if it rolls over again, will it be the largest Powerball Jackpot ever? Annison says it still has a way to go.

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Experts says the record low Mississippi River levels are hurting the nation’s economy, from the upper Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. Marsanne Golsby has more.

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