9:30 Newscast December 31,2016

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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Governor John Bel Edwards has named Crowley State Rep. Jack Montoucet as the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The governor’s office says Montoucet will take office in mid-January. Montoucet is a business owner and alligator farmer in Acadiana. Charlie Melancon, the former secretary, stepped down on December 14th after an audit into the department showed problems under his predecessor.


Louisiana is in for a wet New Year’s weekend as forecasters predict the southern part of the state could see three to six inches of rain. Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service in Slidell says the system will come in two waves, the first tonight, then there will be a break before more rain arrives late Sunday night into midday Monday. He says the rainfall could lead to localized street flooding in poorly drained areas…:
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The water testing results are back for over 400 residences in St. Joseph and showed at least 90 came back positive for levels of lead not safe for consumption. State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry advises all residents to avoid drinking the water, even if their samples didn’t contain high lead levels.
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