8:30 LRN Newscast January 1

Unusually frigid temperatures will blanket the state this week. Temperatures started in the 20s statewide this morning.  High temperatures will be in the 30s today and tomorrow. This time of year, temperatures are usually about 20 degrees higher. Donald Jones, with the National Weather Service says residents can expect below freezing temperatures every morning this week…

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Governor John Bel Edwards believes Louisiana can continue the progress it made during 2017.  However, a big challenge for the governor in 2018 is the looming fiscal cliff, triggered by the expiration of a temporary one cent sales tax, which will create a one billion dollar gap in the budget. Edwards says he wants a solution that doesn’t include renewing that temporary penny sales tax.

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The Saints lose to Tampa Bay 31-24 in the final seconds, but still win the NFC South and they’ll host Carolina for a playoff game this weekend. Head Coach Sean Payton wishes they finished the game better….

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The Saints will play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at 3:40 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The 17th ranked LSU Tigers take on number 14 Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando today. Both teams are 9-3 with the Tigers riding a three-game winning streak.  Tiger Rag Associate Editor James Moran says LSU will face one of the best running games in college football, but Irish Quarterback Brandon Wimbush is inconsistent as a passer…

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Kickoff is at noon on ABC.