1:30 LRN Newscast

State officials are urging Louisiana residents not to use any open flame during these extremely dry conditions that includes barbecuing even at tailgate parties…
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Tourism numbers are in from 2022 Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says 42.6 million people visited the state, which is up from 41 million in 2021. But those numbers fall well short of what we saw pre-COVID.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry have determined a one of the wild fires in Vernon Parish was intentionally set. Commissioner Mike Strain says they are seeking the public’s help in finding the arsonist…
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To report an arsonist you can call 1-855-452-5323.

A public meeting will take place from 4 to 7 PM today at the Lake Charles Civic Center to talk about a new I-10 Calcasieu River bridge that will cost two-billion dollars. Tolls will be used to pay for construction which has many locals upset. Department of Transportation spokesperson Rodney Mallett says the state is also putting up a significant amount of resources…
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The Joint Transportation Committee will meet next month to vote on whether the project should go through as proposed.