6:30 LRN Newscast January 3rd

A new Congress is sworn in today on Capitol Hill as Democrats officially take control of the House, while Republicans increase their majority in the Senate. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says get ready for two years of hardcore gridlock…
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The first order of business is to end the partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump says the shutdown could last a long time as he’s seeking billions of dollars for a border wall.

A 68-year-old man faces terrorizing charges after he allegedly threatened to shoot up a store, after someone took his shopping cart. Thibodaux Police Lt. Clint Dempster says store management handled the situation well.
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Officiers obtained a search warrant for Louis Albarado’s vehicle and located a 44 magnum handgun.

Fort Polk personnel are investigating what appears to be a deliberate killing of five wild horses gunned down in the Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area, which is part of the Kisatchie National Forest. Kevin Barnhart has more…
Voicer 1 (28) “I’m Kevin Barnhart.”