9:30 LRN Newscast

The widow of former Governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Edwards will tie the knot with former Senate President and Speaker of the House John Alario in New Orleans today. The couple will get married in a private ceremony at the State Supreme Court Building and host a luncheon afterward. The couple will have a blended family and Edwards said Alario’s children have been extremely kind to her.

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79-year-old Alario popped the question on Edwards’ 44th birthday.

Hurricane season begins today and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges residents to get their hurricane game plan in place. Since Hurricane Ida, FEMA continues to house more than 3,800 families in mobile homes, travel trailers, and other ready-to-occupy housing. Spokesperson Mike Steele says it is important for those residents to stay updated on the weather at all times.

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Residents can visit getagameplan.org to prepare.

House Natural Resources Committee advances a resolution asking for more to be done to control the state’s burgeoning alligator population. More from Kevin Gallagher…:

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State Fire Marshal deputies have concluded a duplex fire that claimed the life of a disabled Monroe woman last Friday began in the bed where the victim was confined during recovery from surgery. While the exact cause remains undetermined, deputies are unable to rule out the possibility that the victim could have been smoking while doing oxygen therapy.