LRN Newscast 16:30 12-31-14

State Police will be out in force tonight putting in extra effort to keep impaired drivers off the roads for New Year’s Eve. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director, Lt. Col. John LeBlanc says…
CUT 4 (10) Q: “an impaired driver”
Last year, there were eight Louisiana road fatalities that were alcohol-related.

Between tonight’s New Year’s Eve countdown party in New Orleans, and tomorrow’s New Year’s Day matchup between Alabama and Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, it’s going to be a huge boost for tourism in the Crescent City….
CUT 11 (10) Q: “great business”
That’s New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Communications Director Lauren Cason.


Federal Health officials report almost 102-thousand people in Louisiana purchased health insurance through the federal marketplace in 2014. Doctor Karen DeSalvo says the 2015 open enrollment period will last until February 15th, and so far, sign-up has been brisk…
CUT 7 (09) Q: “health insurance”
More than 56-thousand Louisiana residents have selected health insurance plans during the first month of enrollment.

There are reports that indicate LSU Defensive Coordinator John Chavis has agreed to a three-year deal with Texas A-and-M, which will pay him nearly one-point-seven million dollars a year. Tiger Rag Editor James Moran says one possible candidate to replace Chavis is former Ole Miss head coach and Louisiana native Ed Orgeron…
CUT 14 (06) “defensive line coach”
Still, Moran says losing Chavis is a big loss.