09:30 LRN Newscast, December 22nd

Arctic air is arriving this evening and is expected to stay through Christmas in The Bayou State. Spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says they are ready to supply support to any community in need…:
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He says the most important thing to do is stay weather aware.

If Senator John Kennedy were to win the governor’s race next year, who would appoint his replacement in Congress? That question was posed to Governor John Bel Edwards on his monthly radio show. He said the Governor’s Office would appoint Kennedy’s replacement before an election can be held. Kennedy has yet to throw his hat into the ring, but Mr. Edwards believes Kennedy has a good shot at being elected…:
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A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Fort Polk soldier facing discharge for refusing the COVID vaccine. The Pelican Institute for Public Policy’s Special Counsel James Baehr says courts across the country have already ruled against the Biden administration’s mandate for soldiers to get the vaccine, and yet the Army still seeks to punish Master Sergeant Robert Galey Jr….:
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The Army has not responded to the suit yet.

Governor John Bel Edwards has named Terri Ricks the new Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services. Ricks has been serving in the interim role since Marketa Walters stepped down last month after DCFS faced scrutiny over a series of missteps at the agency this year.