11:30 LRN Newscast January 2nd

The price for gasoline continues to fall. According to Triple-A, the statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is a $1.95. That’s about 20-cents cheaper than a month ago. Triple-A fuel analyst Don Redman says the price at the pump should continue to fall as demand for gasoline is low in January compared to other months…
cut 6 (08) “…$1.90″

Now that a new year has arrived, a unanimous jury verdict is required to convict someone of a felony crime committed after December 31, 2018. Voters approved the constitutional amendment in November. Opponents raised concerns that unanimous verdicts will make it tougher for justice to be served. But Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says…
Cut 28 (8) “…unanimous jury.”
Oregon is now the only state that allows non-unanimous jury convictions.

A major story to follow in 2019 will be Louisiana’s governor’s race. So far, two main Republican challengers have emerged as Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards seeks a second term. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Edwards’ opponents will point to the state’s economy as a reason why a change is needed…
cut 12 (07) “…still down”
Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone are the two announced Republican challengers so far.

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 a 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.