10:30 LRN Newscast

Attorney General-elect Liz Murrill announces plans to conduct a thorough review of State Police practices. Brooke Thorington reports the U-S Justice Department has its own review in response to the 2019 fatal arrest of black motorist Ronald Greene….
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One of the top players in women’s college basketball returns to the court tonight when seventh ranked LSU hosts ninth ranked Virginia Tech. Lady Tigers star Angel Reese has missed the last four games. Coach Kim Mulkey is not providing details for Reese’s absence, calling it a locker room issue that should stay behind closed doors.

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain says he’ll ask lawmakers next year to approve 43-million dollars for new firefighting equipment and personnel after the state’s worst wildfire season in history. Strain says there’s an urgent need for more resources and he has prioritized a list of equipment.
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Wildfires in the Bayou State charred 62 thousand acres and destroyed $71 million in forestland from August through October.

Every parish in the state should see rain today as a wet weather pattern begins, especially for the southern half of Louisiana. LRN Meteorologist John Wetherbee says there’s a slight risk for flash flooding in central and southwest Louisiana…
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Southwest Louisiana is also under a slight risk for severe weather. Most of the rest is under a marginal risk. Wetherbee says heavy rainfall appears to be the biggest threat from this storm system that’s receiving energy from the Gulf of Mexico.