4:30 PM Newscast

Ten years ago Saturday, one-point-five million Louisiana utility customers were without power as a result of Hurricane Gustav. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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It is going to be one long rain storm if current models are correct about a tropical wave that is projected to impact the area early next week. National Weather Service Slidell Meteorologist Frank Rivett says before that tropical wave washes over the state…

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The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a parish employee, 54 year old Brian Lambert, on felony charges after he shot a dog on his property and threw it into a bayou, all while in the presence of several school children at a bus stop.  Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana Jeff Dorson says unless livestock is being harmed, it’s unlawful to kill a pet for going onto private property.

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The Ragin’ Cajuns are upping their sustainability game on game days. UL Lafayette has removed all of the trash bins at Cajun Field, and replaced them with options for either organic composting, or bins for recycling.  It’s part of the school’s ongoing sustainability efforts that started in 2014 when the Cajuns set a target of zero waste at all school events. Office of Sustainability Director Gretchen Vanicor says the program’s popularity became obvious when the volunteers began to flood in after it was announced.

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