8:30 LRN Newscast Dec 26

A mass shooting early this morning in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward leaves two teens dead and four in the hospital. New Orleans Police says the victims are all between 17 and 19 years of age. Some male and some female. An investigation is underway and NOPD hopes the public will come forward with tips.

A possible unpleasant result of the holiday weekend freeze: big fish kills in Louisiana waterways. More from Brooke Thorington…:

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It’s always bad when bed things happen right at the holiday, but for many the holidays themselves can be sad, stressful and depressing. Some believe it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but LSU Health New Orleans Chair of Psychiatry Dr. Rahn Bailey says that’s not the case for others…:

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Bailey says don’t feel guilty about saying no to things like holiday parties or spending time with people who make you feel uncomfortable. And remember, if you feel overwhelmed, call 988 to talk to someone.

Gas prices in the Bayou State are about a quarter cheaper than this time last year. AAA spokesman Nick Chabarria says that’s been happening for about 6 weeks…however, the bitter cold temperatures we’ve experienced could have an impact on refineries…:

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