1:30PM Newcast January 1st

With your Louisiana Radio Network News, I’m Matt Doyle

Looking to save some cash this year?  Kelley Ray spoke with a CPA to get some easy tips

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Many people make quitting smoking one of their New Year’s resolutions.  Louisiana is 47th out of 50 states for tobacco use.  Smoking Cessation Trust CEO Mike Rogers says one of the main reasons people don’t succeed is they try to go it alone…

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An average person quits at least eight times before succeeding.


Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson looks ahead to road projects coming and continuing into 2018. He says major progress will take place on the work being done on I-10, west of the Basin Bridge to Lafayette. They will also break ground on the widening of the highly traveled interstate between Highland Road in Baton Rouge to La 73.:

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Wilson says there is a major construction boom happening in Southeast Louisiana this year.

The Saints lost their regular season finale to Tampa Bay 31-24, but New Orleans still won the NFC South, because Carolina also lost. New Orleans offense struggled mightily in this game.  Coach Sean Payton says they need to be better in the playoffs…

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LRN, I’m Matt Doyle