8:30 LRN Newscast January 3rd

Five out of six Louisiana U.S. House members find themselves out of power as Democrats take control of the lower chamber today as a new Congress is sworn in. LSU Political Science Professor Doctor Robert Hogan says this could make it harder to get funding for Louisiana specific flood protection projects…
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The first order of business for the new Congress is to end the partial government shutdown which has reached 13 days.

Another day of rainy weather in Louisiana. Most of Louisiana is under a flash flood watch today as heavy rains are possible, which may lead to flash flooding. The National Weather Service says the rain is expected to gradually end from west to east this afternoon and tonight. We can look forward to a dry and mild weekend.

A 68-year-old man faces terrorizing charges after he allegedly threatened to shoot shoppers at a store after someone took his shopping cart…
voicer 3 (29) “….Kevin Barnhart”

The U-S 11 bridge between Slidell and New Orleans will be shut down to traffic starting today, running through April 18th. State transportation department spokesperson Rodney Mallett…
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The repairs will cost 28-million dollars.