3:30 LRN Newscast Dec 8

Last night the US House approved the National Defense Authorization Act and New Orleans Congressman Troy Carter says there’s funding included in the act that will directly impact Louisiana.

Cut 4 (13)  “…Orleans parish” 

Carter has also been elected to serve as Regional Whip by the Democratic Caucus, he’ll assume that role in January.

State Wildlife and Fisheries say the bird flu has spread into more parishes in Louisiana. Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Jim LaCour says hunters who are exposed to areas, like flooded fields where they could come into contact with contaminated birds should be especially careful to limit the spread.

Cut 10 (09) “…kill the poultry.” 

Two Good Samaritans saved a family of four after their vehicle went off the road and into a canal. Trooper Ross Brennan says two men – Jeff Lapeyrouse (LAP-uh-roos) and Chase Dupre witnessed the crash and saved them. Brennan says his division will nominate them for the State Police’s annual Lifesaver Award…:

Cut 14 (12)   “…in saving lives.”

Health experts are urging the public to be up to date on their COVID boosters and flu shot before gathering with loved ones for the holidays. LSU Health Sciences Infectious Disease specialist Dr. Catherine O’Neal says it’s not just seniors that need to be vaccinated but children as well.

Cut 8 (09)  “…five years old.“