12:30 Newscast, October 27th, 2017

It’s going to be super cold this weekend; but we’ve got to get some rain out of the way first. State Climatologist Barry Keim says you might want to bring ponchos and jackets to high school football games tonight, then prepare for temperatures to plummet. He says it’ll be in the 30s tomorrow morning in north Louisiana, and highs in the 50s throughout the state…:
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He says weather Halloween night is expected to be perfect.

Getting people who drive trucks to buckle up is still a problem in Louisiana. That’s according to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Executive Director Katara Williams says the seat belt usage rate has consistently increased annually in the Bayou State since 2009, with about 89% of drivers of cars buckling up, but only 82% of those in trucks:
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Alexandria and Baton Rouge drivers and passengers had the lowest rates when it comes to wearing seat belts.

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back day. A recent American Medical Association study revealed 42 percent of prescribed medicine for post surgical pain was not used, and 67 percent of patients had leftover medicine. State Police spokesman Bryan Lee says these drugs are commonly taken from people they know…:
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You can drop off unwanted pills tomorrow between 10am-2pm at any State Police Troop location in Louisiana.

It’s homecoming weekend at Grambling State University, and security will be beefed up for the game in the wake of the double murder that happened this week on campus. An arrest has been made in that case, but school officials want to take precautions to ensure everyone is safe.