11:30 LRN Newscast

The attorney representing Kory York believes the now suspended Master Trooper will be found not guilty of the charges he faces as a result of the 2019 in-custody death of Ronald Greene, a Black man who was beaten by officers before he died. Mike Small spoke with us today..
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York is one of the five law enforcement officers facing charges. His charges are the most serious, one count of negligent homicide and ten counts of malfeasance.

Experts say 2022 has been the worst year for Louisiana sweet potato production in more than 30 years. LSU Ag Center sweet potato specialist Myrl Sistrunk blames inconsistent weather.
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He says farmers in the northeastern part of the state were hit the hardest.

Get ready for a big blast of frigid air to hit Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says wind chills Thursday night into Friday night will be in the single digits, if not below zero for north Louisiana. Keim says it will warm up for the Christmas weekend, but it will still be cold…:
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Will working remotely continue into 2023? Tulane surveyed 150 startups and small businesses across the New Orleans area and Emily Egan with Tulane’s Freeman School of Business, says more than 50-percent of respondents indicated some staff will continue to work remotely, but 38-percent believe having an office is a good idea…
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Egan says respondents who leased commercial space increased from 38-percent to 32-percent from 2021 to 2022.