12:30 Newscast, December 30th, 2016

Water testing results from more than 400 residences in the town of St. Joseph showed that at least 90 came back positive for levels of lead not safe for consumption. That’s according to State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry who continues to advise everyone in the small town not to drink the water even they didn’t test positive for high levels of lead…:
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St. Joe has experienced water problems for years due to the poorly maintained distribution system.

An arrest has been made in a brutal 2015 double slaying in Baton Rouge that claimed the lives of two young women from Texas. BRPD Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says 26-year-old Jonathan Robertson was already in jail when they got his weapon during the arrest…:
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Robertson faces two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of two 23-year-old women.

It’s expected to be a wet New Years weekend across the Bayou State, and forecasters expect several inches of rain to fall throughout South Louisiana. They say Some areas could see up to 6 inches over the three day event beginning tomorrow.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning is reminding everyone ringing in the New Year to be careful when lighting off fireworks. Don Molino has more.:
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