LRN AM Newscall December 11

After a lower court ruled for another Caddo Parish Sheriff election, candidate Henry Whitehorn’s appeal will be heard today.  Brooke Thorington has more

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Louisiana tops the list of states, unfortunately, it’s a list of states with the highest flu activity. Colleen Crain has the details…

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LSU’s Jayden Daniels shows off his humor and hopes his winning the award inspires others. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Caddo Parish Sheriff candidate Henry Whitehorn’s case today. Whitehorn is hoping to overturn the ruling for a new election after opponent John Nickelson challenged Whitehorn’s one-vote victory. Political Analyst Scott Hughes…

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Because it’s an election case and timely, Hughes expects the court will rule quickly. He says five judges will review briefings filed by both sides and question the attorneys.

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The legality of eleven ballots is being questioned in the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s race. Of those votes, two people voted twice, at least five mail-in votes were invalid, and four were cast by unqualified voters.

As for similar cases, Hughes says ironically in neighboring Red River Parish a runoff election for sheriff in 1999 was challenged all the way to the Supreme Court which ruled in favor of another election.

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Last week Whitehorn told the media he will take the case to the Louisiana Supreme Court if necessary.


The State Office of Community Development has distributed over 146 million dollars to nearly eight thousand Louisiana homeowners for pandemic mortgage assistance through the Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Fund. Ginger Moses Chief Operating Officer with Office of Community Development…

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The Bayou State received federal funding through the 10-billion American Rescue Plan Act. Service providers had to participate in the program for an applicant to be eligible.

Moses says payments went directly to mortgage companies. She says this will impact thousands of Louisianans who struggled to meet mortgage payments during the pandemic.

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 Moses says the program offered a lifeline to Louisiana residents to help meet their mortgage payments and not lose their homes.

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Again this year, a large number of Louisianans are sick with the flu. Louisiana Health Officer, Dr. Joe Kanter…

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We’re tied with South Carolina. Kanter says 1 in 5 flu tests are currently positive.

Kanter says the Bayou State is nearing previous flu season peaks but numbers often rise after holiday gatherings. Louisiana loses somewhere between 500 and a thousand lives to flu every year but, Kanter says…

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Those at highest risk due to the flu are the elderly, those with significant underlying medical conditions, and immune-compromised individuals. Kanter says there’s still time to get the benefits of a flu vaccine before holiday travel and gatherings and vulnerable people should also…

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For more information on the flu visit the flu


“That Kid” from San Bernardino, California is the third LSU football player to win the Heisman trophy. Jayden Daniels received 501 of the 870 first-place votes. After three inconsistent years at Arizona State, Daniels transferred to LSU and blossomed into college football’s best player…

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Daniels had a season for the ages in 2023 as he nearly accumulated 5,000 total yards of offense. Daniels also led the nation in passing touchdowns with 40 and total touchdowns with 50. He orchestrated one of the greatest offenses in LSU’s history. He wishes it could have led to more team success…

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During his Heisman acceptance speech, Daniels thanked God, his parents, coaches, teammates and everyone who helped him along his incredible journey. The latest Heisman winner also says he’s a product of hard work and faith…

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The Saints ended a three-game losing streak with a 28-6 win over a bad Carolina Panthers team. New Orleans offense didn’t do much for three quarters, but Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Coach Dennis Allen on the victory…

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Carr only threw for 119 yards. And late in the third quarter, following a sack, Carr and center Erik McCoy got into a heated argument and had to be separated. Allen says the screaming match is no big deal…

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Carr says him and McCoy are still cool…

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Despite the victory, the Saints fans booed several times during the game as the offense struggled to move the ball. Tight end Jimmy Graham says he can understand Who Dat Nation’s frustrations…

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The Saints are back home this Sunday to host the Giants.