15:30 Newscast Dec 30

If you’re heading out to celebrate the New Year, you’ll want to bring your rain boots. Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service says heavy rainfall could result in localized street flooding in poorly drained areas.

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He says the rain will continue from Saturday evening into Monday.

Ninety water samples taken in St. Joseph tested positive for high levels of lead. State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says they ae encouraging parents in homes that did not pass the inspection to have their children tested for lead.

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He says the state is providing drinking water for the residents while they look into long term solutions.

A Baton Rouge man is behind bars on two counts of first degree murder from a 2015 cold case. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge police says 26-year-old Johnathan Robertson faces several other charges, as it’s believed he was involved in a number of other crimes.

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McKneely encourages anyone who might be a potential victim to contact police.

Fireworks will be the main attraction of many New Year’s celebrations around the state. Fire Marshall Butch Browning reminds the public that not all parishes allow fireworks. He says to find out if fireworks are allowed in your town or parish, visit the fire marshal’s website.

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