3:30 LRN Newscast Dec 26

Plumbers tell us the extended freeze we had over the weekend was very hard on plumbing.  Marsanne Golsby talked to a plumber.

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If you’re on the road today, you’ve noticed gas is cheaper than it was a year ago. Triple A says the statewide average today for regular gas is $2.75, that’ down 28-cents from last year, and 33-cents less than a month ago. For road conditions and closing call 5-1-1.

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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You asked to contact wildlife and fisheries if you see a fish kill.

If you are suffering from holiday depression LSU Health New Orleans Chair of Psychiatry Dr. Rahn Bailey says don’t feel guilty about saying no to things like holiday parties or spending time with people who make you feel uncomfortable. Hs says to find activities that bring you joy and spend time with those who bring you enjoyment instead of dread.

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This year you can dial 988 to speak with a trained counselor if you have mental health needs.