18:30 LRN Newscast January 31

An Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress, including Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Garret Graves, hit a garbage truck near Charlottesville, Virginia today.

Cut 2 (28) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

Today is the deadline for retailers to mail notices to Louisiana residents who purchased products online, but did not pay sales tax at the time of purchase.  Louisiana Department of Revenue spokesperson Byron Henderson says if you fail to report these taxes, it’ll cost you…

Cut 5  (05)  “could apply”

I-10 westbound was closed for several hours this morning at the West Pearl River Bridge in Slidell due to multiple accidents involving two 18-wheelers that were hauling live bees. Trooper Dustin Dwight says 8 vehicles were involved in the crash and first responders were dealing with a mess…:

Cut 9 (09) “the cargo”

Gas prices keep going up, which could signal high prices in the future.   Triple A fuel analyst Don Redman says with price increases coming on a daily basis, we may be paying much higher prices during the busy travel season, like around $3.00 a gallon…

Cut 7 (09)  “in Louisiana.”

Regular gas is at 2.43 a gallon on average in Louisiana.