6:30 LRN Newscast Dec 26

Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting early this morning in the city’s Lower 9th Ward that left 2 dead and 4 injured. Details are few at this time, but we do know the victims – both live and deceased – ae all between 17 and 19 years of age; some boys, some girls. This is a developing story.

After three nights of temperatures well below freezing, plumbers are expected to be pretty busy this week. Marsanne Golsby talks with one…:

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A East Baton Rouge Parish 4-year-old, who got lost during a Christmas Eve hike and was found later in freezing cold water…had passed away at a local hospital. Hypothermia and exposure are suspected, but an autopsy is scheduled.

A Shreveport family saw their home destroyed by fire early this morning. Firefighters say it started at around 3:15 this morning. Everyone made it out alive, but a family pet may have perished. The home is a total loss…just a day after Christmas.

State Wildlife & Fisheries agents say do not be surprised to see some fairly large fish kills in Louisiana waterways over the coming days. LDWF Director of Marine Fisheries Chris Schieble (SHE-blee) says these often happen when the temperature drops suddenly and the water cools and contracts…:

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Scheible says often fish that die from getting too cold sink to the bottom first, before floating to the top. He says that’s why it may be a few days before the extent of the fish kill is known. If you spot significant fish kills, please report where to LWDF, at “wlf.louisiana.gov”