1:30 LRN Newscast Dec 26

Two people were killed, and four others wounded in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans at 12:30 this morning. When first responders arrived, they found two nineteen-year old’s, one male and one female, deceased and four others wounded. Investigators say there was a large party in the 2000 block of St. Maurice Street where the shooting occurred. The injured victims are two 18-year-old males, one 18-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female. NOPD says they were treated at a local hospital and the injuries are not life-threatening.

Plumbers expect their phones to be ringing due to the extended freeze. Baton Rouge plumber Tim Bourriague BOUR-EE-AGH says if you suspect you’ve got problems, here’s what you do…:

Cut 5 (11) “…incoming line.”

He says if the incoming line doesn’t work then shut it off at the meter, by lifting the lid and using a device to turn it off.

State wildlife says don’t be surprised to see fish kills as a result of the extended frigid temperatures. LDWF Director of Marine Fisheries Chris Schieble (SHE-blee) says Sand Seatrout, Red Drum, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout are most likely to be impacted and some of our most popular plate fish are usually tougher when it comes to low temps…:

Cut 8 (10)  “…not as hardy.”

The statewide average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.75, that’s down 28-cents from a year ago. Triple A spokesperson Nick Chabarria says the cold temps could cause some areas of the country to see a drop in demand, but he doesn’t believe it would make a lasting impact on prices.

Cut 12 (07) “…road trips.”