4:30 LRN Newscast Dec 28

State Police say speeding was the likely cause of a double fatal crash Tuesday near Golden Meadow, but they haven’t ruled out impairment. Trooper Ross Brennan says a man driving a pickup was going too fast, when he sideswiped a dump truck, then crashed head-on into am sedan. The sedan driver died at the scene. The pickup driver died later at a hospital. Brennan says holidays always mean increases in traffic deaths…:

CUT 14(05)      “…for disaster.”

The man who lit a fire inside the Walmart in Hammond on Christmas Eve has been caught. State Fire Marshal’s spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says when 43-year-old Terrence Coe saw his picture all over TV and social media, he turned himself in. She says customers aided in keeping damage to the store to a minimum…:

CUT 08(12)      “…put it out.”

Coe reportedly set the fire as a distraction while he stole stuff.


The state Division of Administration has blocked TikTok traffic on networks managed by the state Office of Tech Services. Jacques Berry, with the Division, says it’s a cybersecurity risk…:

CUT 11(12)      “…going forward.”

State workers may have the app on their phone or device, but it won’t work on a state wi-fi.

Another shooting on Bourbon Street, in the New Orleans French Quarter. NOPD says a man was shot and wounded today just before 2pm at Bourbon and Toulouse. He is expected to be OK. Cops are following leads and interviewing possible witnesses.

No Mega Million jackpot winner last night. That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing will be worth about $640-million to a single winner. A lump-sum cash award would be about $302-million.