4:30 LRN Newscast Dec 21

Former LSU Athletic Executive Sharon Lewis’ lawsuit claiming she faced retaliation and harassment from former LSU Coach Les Miles and others after reporting sexual harassment allegations has been tossed out. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 02(30)      “…Palermo.”

Human skeletal remains were found by hunters in St. Martinville Tuesday. Police have not released any information about the age or gender of the person. An investigation is underway and tips from the public are welcome by St. Martinville Police.


Prepare for a hard freeze Thursday night and Friday morning. State Climatologist Barry Keim says even afternoon HIGHS won’t get higher than freezing until Saturday afternoon in northern Louisiana. He says wind chills will make it feel even colder than that…:

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So how to protect your outside plants when it gets this cold? The LSU AgCenter’s Heather Kirk-Ballard says get your potted plant out of any direct wind chill effects…:

CUT 03(09)      “…temperature.”

She says plants that are in the ground and trees younger than five years old can be saved by wrapping them.