6:30 LRN Newscast Dec 27

As many of us return to work today, it’s still pretty cold for those of us here in the Bayou State. But State Climatologist Barry Keim says high temperatures will be getting a bit warmer…:

CUT 10(12)      “…50s to the south.”

He says all this cold air will begin to move on by Thursday.

As we approach the beginning of 2023 – a big election year for Louisiana – many wonder what Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser’s plans may be. Will he run for governor? Or seek re-election to his current position? Nungesser tells LRN he’s been very encouraged by the numbers asking him to seek the top job…:

CUT 07(06)      “…make up my mind.”

If he runs for governor and does not win, he is all done as Lt. Governor.


Once again this year, Louisiana will be featured in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California; which rolls on Monday the 2nd. The float theme will be “Turning a Corner” and will feature numerous riders, including Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Franklin Parish native country star Lainey Wilson. Another rider is 22-year-old Pineville native Jordan Fuqua, the reigning Miss Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals…:

CUT 04(10)      “…in Pasadena.”

The float will be a representation of a riverboat, with all surfaces made of flowers or other plants; a Rose Parade tradition and rule. Remember the parade is on Monday the day after New Year’s.

…and not this morning’s markets…