7:30 am Newscast

Interstate 10 is closed in both directions this morning from Highway 11 to I-510 after at least four accidents this morning due to poor visibility. At least one person is reported dead. Officials say early morning fog and smoke from that marsh fire burning in New Orleans East is causing near zero visibility on the I-10. That’s between Irish Bayou and Michoud.

In other news, State Transportation is making it easier for Louisianans to give input on infrastructure and transportation projects through a new website.  Spokesperson Rodney Mallet says latransportationplan-dot-la-dot-gov details the state’s transportation plan and infrastructure landscape through 2055.

Cut 4 (11) “…mega projects.”


The Timber Industry generates $10 Billion per year for Louisiana’s economy. That’s according to Robbie Hutchins, a forester with the LSU Ag Center who says the wildfires that have engulfed more than 50,000 acres of Louisiana forests, have cost the state millions…

Cut 10 (09) “…in 2023.”

Good news for Acadiana as Infinity Valve and Supply has announced it will expand in Youngsville, bringing more than 200 jobs with it. Mayor Ken Ritter Ritter says the state’s incentive package played a significant role in bringing the expansion to fruition and he believes it’s a good use of state funds.