2:30 PM Newscast

324 members of the Golden Band from Tigerland are in Glendale today for the Fiesta Bowl game, joining the Fighting Tigers in representing LSU in Arizona. LSU Videographer and former band member Steven Miley says the band has been practice since Saturday in Arizona for the game, as the LSU band performed alongside the UCF band as part of today’s gameday festivities.


Looking back on 2018, Governor John Bel Edwards says one of the issues Louisiana came up short with and hopes to make a priority in 2019 is issues with wages.  Currently, the minimum wage in Louisiana is set at $7.25 an hour.  Edwards says although it’s a letdown nothing has changed with wage issues since taking office, the push will continue in 2019.

Cut 8 (13) “…get that done.”



A new report indicates the oyster population continues to struggle along the Gulf Coast.  Coastal and marine conservation director at the Nature Conservatory Seth Blitch says the oyster population’s importance extends beyond just the business side of the harvesting the shell fish.

Cut 11 (10) “…crabs and shrimp.”

A representative is bringing legislation in the upcoming session that would lock in protections for Louisianans with pre-existing conditions and allow dependents to stay on their parent’s plans until 26, even if a pending court case strikes down Obamacare. Plaquemine Representative Chad Brown says it’s a vital bill.

Cut 12 (10)   “…coverage”