7:30 LRN Newscast Dec 26

After the several nights of hard freeze conditions, plumbers are in for a busy week ahead. Baton Rouge plumber Tim Bourriage (BOR-ee-ahg) says these long, extended freezes are hard on pipes, indeed…:’

CUT 04  (07)        “…and worse.”

He says, if you discover a leak, quickly turn off your water main, then call a professional.

Gas prices in the Bayou State are about a quarter cheaper than this time last year. AAA spokesman Nick Chabarria says gas prices have been on a downward trend for about the last six weeks…:

CUT 10(08)      “…crude oil prices.”

How this winter storm affects prices from here remains to be seen.

The state Fire Marshal’s office says a deadly mobile home fire last week in Mansfield was likely caused by using a space heater and the electric oven the heat the home.


For some this time of year, holiday depression can be debilitating. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 03(33)      “…Thorington.”

The State Fire Marshal’s office seeks the man who started a fire INSIDE a Walmart store in Hammond on Christmas Eve. That happened at around 6 pm. An employee quickly put the fire out and no one was hurt. Security cameras got good images of the guy, so we should expect to hear his name sometime soon.