10:30 Newscast December 31, 2014

Highway Safety officials are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year where eight people were killed on Louisiana roadways during the New Year’s holiday. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director, Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, says historically and statistically the New Year’s holiday is one of the deadliest times to be on the road…

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LeBlanc says all of the fatalities that occurred on state roadways during last year’s New Year’s holiday were alcohol related.

Federal health officials say more than 56-thousand Louisiana residents have selected health insurance plans during the first month of enrollment under what is commonly called “Obamacare.” Doctor Karen DeSalvo, with the US Department of Health and Human Services, says that’s encouraging to see…

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Almost 102-thousand people in Louisiana purchased health insurance through the federal marketplace in 2014.

It’s New Years’ Eve and many across the state will celebrate by shooting fireworks tonight and State Fire Marshal Butch Browning encourages everyone to be safe. Scott Carwile reports…

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The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says a Chackbay resident was shot and killed at his home Tuesday night. 22-year-old Rashaud Gasery was struck by a single round that traveled through his arm and into his chest. Gasery was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The shooting was reported as accidental; however, police are investigating. No further details are available at this time.