10:30 LRN Newscast Dec 22

Spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says the agency is taking all necessary precautions ahead of the upcoming freeze. Kace Kieschnick has more…

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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.

The Bayou State will become the Frozen State tonight with temps dipping into the teens tonight. LRN’s John Weatherby says we’ll experience strong northwest winds with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

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Don’t forget to prep your pipes for the deep freeze and be sure to dress in layers all the way through Christmas day. It won’t be a white Christmas but it sure will feel like it.

The Pelican Institute for Public Policy files suit against the White House on behalf of a Fort Polk soldier who refuses to get the COVID shots. Pelican’s Special Counsel James Baehr says the Army’s actions against 16-year veteran Master Sergeant Robert Galey Jr. violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment…:

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Baehr says Galey is in danger of losing his pension.