9:30 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.

Much of the northern half of the state and southwest Louisiana are under a flash flood watch through today and into tomorrow. Chris Nuttall with the National Weather Service says one to five inches of rain could fall over the next couple of days…
cut 13 (12) “…basically”

What are the best practices to maintain your new year’s resolutions? Louisiana Department of Health has some tips.
Cut 1 (31) “I’m Kevin Barnhart.”

LSU ended U-C-F’s 25-game winning streak with a 40-32 win at the Fiesta Bowl. Tigers linebacker Devin White says it was a great way to end the year…
cut 18 (20) “….new year”
It’s LSU’s first ten win season since 2013.