5:30 LRN Newscast Dec 30

This year had its share of big stories in Louisiana among them was the resignation of Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters after two toddlers died in a four-month span from drug overdose deaths. In both cases, DCFS received warnings they were in danger. Governor Edwards defended Walters before he no longer could…

Cut 11 (11)  “…absolute failure.”


And in 2022 abortion become illegal in most cases in Louisiana as a result of legislation passed that went into effect after Roe Versus Wade was overturned. Kathaleen Pittman was a long-time administrator at a Shreveport abortion.

Cut 12 (11) “…on the staff”  

A 98-year-old mother from Alexandria and her 69-year-old daughter were killed in a two-vehicle crash on U-S 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish on Thursday morning. State Police Trooper Christian Reed says the victims were traveling in an S-U-V that slammed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer on the side of the road…

Cut 13 (09) “…at the scene”  
The victims have been identified as 69-year-old Barbara Dobard Rigby and 98-year-old Maynette Dobard of Alexandria.

Saturday in New Orleans Alabama takes on Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says he’s encouraged Crimson Tide and Wildcat fans to stay the entire weekend in New Orleans…

Cut 5 (13) “…has to offer.”
For the second year in a row, the state will have a float to promote tourism to Louisiana in Monday’s Tournament of Roses parade.