6:30 LRN Newscast January 2nd

A big story in 2019 will be Louisiana’s governor’s race. The gubernatorial primary is October 12th. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the race will likely need the November 16th runoff and the winner that night will claim the governor’s mansion by a slim margin…
cut 11 (10) “….for a Democrat”
Congressman Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone are the two main Republican challengers.

There is no talk of a national championship at U-C-F. LSU ended the Knights 25-game winning streak with a 40-32 win in the Fiesta Bowl. Quarterback Joe Burrow bounced back from an early pick six and crushing hit to throw for 394 yards and four touchdowns…..
cut 15 (10) “….keep working”
LSU finishes 10-3. It’s first ten-win season since 2013.

Unanimous jury verdicts are now required in serious felony cases in Louisiana.
voicer 2 (30) “….I’m Matt Doyle”

A flash flood watch is posted for much of Louisiana for Lake Charles, Alexandria, Natchitoches and Monroe. About three to four inches of rain could fall across central Louisiana.