12:30 Newscast, February 27th, 2017

What kind of jail time might the man who drunkenly plowed into a crowd of revelers at the Endymion parade in New Orleans be facing? 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto is charged with negligent vehicular injury, hit and run with serious injury, and reckless operation after cops say he crashed into a crowd sending 21 to the hospital…:
CUT 6 (10) “five year sentence”
That’s legal analyst Tim Meche who says Rizzuto could be looking at 5-10 years but it depends on how the prosecution stacks up the counts.

A 30-year-old Donaldsonville man is under arrest amid allegations he crashed into a house that then burst into flames while he was fleeing police. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says Brandon Payton drove off at a high rate of speeding during a traffic stop, and slammed into the residence that caught fire and is a total loss. Payton faces many charges including aggravated flight from an officer, stop signs and speeding, no headlights, aggravated damage to property.

Allergy season is in full swing a little early this year, and experts say because Louisiana had such a mild winter, there never really was a low pollen period. Dr. Kenneth Paris, head of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at LSU Health New Orleans, says warm winters typically mean pollen season will peak earlier, and last longer…:
Cut 9 (09) “when we don’t have rain”
He says there is excellent allergy medication available over the counter and the earlier you start treatment, the easier it will be to keep symptoms under control.

Today Governor John Bel Edwards is meeting with President Donald Trump to talk mostly about Louisiana’s recovery from natural disasters, and express the need to get more federal aid into the Bayou State.