3:30 LRN Newscast Oct 31

District 3 Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins is drawing criticism for making a joke about last week’s attack on the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Tweet has been taken down, but it reportedly 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.” U.L. Monroe political science professor Pearson Cross imagines it was a staffer – not Higgins – who took the post down…:

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Cross says this will likely not hurt Higgins chances of winning the election.

Deputies in Vernon Parish say a bloodhound led them to the remains of 63-year-old Ronald Lopez, a hunter from the town of Scott, who fell out of his tree stand and died. He’d been missing over a day. They say it appears a chain on the tree stand broke causing him to fall and be fatally injured.


Experts say 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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The Powerball jackpot is now at a Billion dollars for tonight’s drawing. Louisiana Lottery spokesman Dustin Annison says that’s meant a huge spike in ticket sales…:

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Get yours before 9pm tonight.