9:30 LRN Newscast Dec 27

With the coming New Year for Louisiana comes big elections, including who will the next Governor. Will Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser be in that race? Or seek re-election? More from Brooke Thorington…:

CUT 02(31)      “…Thorington.”

State Police say a man out for a Christmas Day ride on his motorcycle was killed in a crash on Highway 425 near Vidalia. Troopers say 63-year-old Tom Pritchard of Vidalia went off the roadway for reason unknown and was thrown from his bike. He was wearing a helmet, but his injuries were too severe. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Louisiana will, again this year, have a float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and a host of beauty queens will be onboard. One of the riders is reigning Miss Louisiana association of Fairs & festivals Jordan Fuqua. She says the float’s theme of “Turning a Corner” is appropriate…:

CUT 05  (14)        “…better than ever.”

The parade airs on MONDAY morning; not on New Year’s Day. Check your local listings.

State Climatologist Barry Keim says the blast of cold weather Louisiana has been under is about to change; moving out of here by Thursday. By then, he says, look for lows in the 50’s and highs in the 70’s…:

CUT 12  (08)        “…big, big shift.”

We might see rain on Friday, and some on New Year’s Eve, but Sunday should be sunny and 70-something.