08:30 LRN Newscast, December 22nd

The state is bracing for a windy arctic blast that is slated to move in later this evening, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging you to remain weather aware. Spokesman Mike Steele advises residents to pay close attention to their vehicles and avoid traveling at peak traffic times if possible…:
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He says GOHSEP is ready to supply support to any community in need.

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers as the response to last week’s tornadoes continues. Ed Bush, executive director of the Capital-West area of the Louisiana Red Cross says he knows volunteering is more difficult during the Holidays, but…:
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To apply, visit RedCross.org.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Fort Polk soldier facing discharge for refusing the COID vaccine. More from Kevin Gallagher…:
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Governor John Bel Edwards said on his monthly radio show that the Department of Children and Family Services is slated to receive one time funding to help address its understaffing issue. And in a Wednesday news release the Governor’s Office announced its naming Terri Ricks as the new Secretary of DCFS.