1:30 LRN Newscast Jan 31

There is the potential for light freezing rain across the northern parishes tonight, into the overnight hours and through tomorrow morning. Louisiana Radio Network Meteorologist John Wetherbee says high temperatures will only be in the upper 30s today across north Louisiana and temperatures will approach freezing tonight…:

CUT 09(11)      “…early tomorrow.”

Wetherbee says the Winter Weather Advisory is for parishes along I-20.

Revelers receive welcome news from the City of New Orleans as Mayor LaToya Cantrell officially announces that parade routes will return to pre-pandemic routes and lengths. Interim Police Superintendent Michelle Woodfork says they are extremely pleased with the collaborative effort of law enforcement across the state to provide adequate security for carnival season…:

CUT 05(08)      “…everyone’s happy.”

Parade routes were abbreviated the last two seasons due to a shortage of police officers.


At the State Capitol today, a House committee advances a proposed 45-million dollar incentive fund that can be used to attract additional private property insurers to the state, but not without some debate.  House Insurance Chairman Mike Huval is an insurance agent in Breaux Bridge and says a similar program after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita helped revitalize the private property insurance market…:

CUT 11(10)      “…come also.”

That plan brought 5 companies to Louisiana when it was done in 2007, but Houma Representative Tanner Magee says several of them have since bailed…:

CUT 12(09)      “…pay claims”

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says long-term property insurance reform legislation could be addressed in the regular session that starts in April.