12:30 LRN Newscast Dec 08

State Police Troop C says two Good Samaritans are to thank for saving a family of four after their vehicle went off the road and into a canal. Trooper 1st Class Ross Brennan says the Toyota sedan went off Highway 182 in Assumption Parish and could not get their doors open. Two men – Jeff Lapeyrouse (LAP-uh-roos) and Chase Dupre witnessed the crash and jumped to action…:

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Brennan says Troop C will nominate the men for the LSP’s annual Lifesaver Award.

Wild birds in Calcasieu Parish have tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza; more commonly known as bird flu. It was first found in blue wing teal. State Wildlife & Fisheries agents say it poses a relatively low risk for people, but can and has killed thousands of wild birds in the Gulf South. It’s also linked to the deaths or forced destruction of millions of livestock birds in other states.


Health experts are urging the public to get their flu shot and boosted for COVID as soon as possible. Brooke Thorington has more…:

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