15:30 LRN Newscast October 27

Some of the coldest air we’ve seen will spill in to Louisiana this weekend.  A cold front is moving through the state, dropping temperatures to near freezing in some northern areas.  State climatologist Barry Keim says after this weekend, expect sub normal temperatures for Halloween trick or treating…

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A survey from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission finds Alexandria and Baton Rouge drivers and passengers had the lowest rates when it comes to wearing seat belts at nearly 83-percent and 85-percent. Executive Director Dr. Katara Williams says there is an upward trend across the state with more African American drivers and passengers wearing their seat belts. She says in 2015, there was a 10-percent gap between black and white drivers who buckled up.

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The 14th annual Louisiana Book Festival is tomorrow in Baton Rouge, bringing in about 30-thousand to the state’s capitol and library.  The festival features over 250 authors and panelists. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says it’s a festival like no other and well worth the drive to Baton Rouge. He says they just challenged the state’s high school students to redesign the Louisiana Seafood logo and will talk with them Saturday.

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National Prescription Drug Takeback day is Saturday.  State Police Trooper Bryan Lee says it’s important that people become aware of the kinds of prescriptions they forgot about…

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All nine State Police Troops will participate Saturday from 10am to 2pm.