07:30 Newscast, December 30th, 2016

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is urging drivers to be extra careful on the roads over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Emelie Gunn has more…:
CUT 1 (31) “I’m Emelie Gunn”

There will be a huge party in New Orleans tomorrow night before an audience of 40-50 million people as the first ever Central Time Zone NYE countdown hits Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin Eve. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser says this is part of a three year deal..:
CUT 8 (10) “around the state”

2016 news in Louisiana was loaded with huge stories. In Baton Rouge, protests reputed after the shooting death of a black man, Alton Sterling, during a confrontation with white police officers. Baton Rouge NAACP President Michael McClanahan said someone should lose their job over Sterling’s death…:
Cut 13 (07) “the guts”
Also dominating the headlines this year were the deaths of three cops in an ambush, and the flooding which in Livingston Parish the August event became the worst natural disaster to strike the US since Hurricane Sandy.

More than one hundred Princess Leias will march through New Orleans Friday in honor of the late Carrie Fisher. Elizabeth Pearce is a member of the Leijorettes, a Princess Leia themed dance line that’s part of the Krewe of Chewbacchus. Pearce says the Princess of Alderaan was a role model to her and the rest of the dancers…:
Cut 10 (11) “a blaster”
Pearce says the Krewe of Chewbacchus will begin lining up at 3 pm just outside the French Quarter.