9:30 LRN Newscast January 3rd

A new Congress begins its work today as Louisiana’s five U-S House Republican members now find themselves in the minority party. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says with Democrats in control of the House, expect climate change legislation to come up…
cut 8 (10) “….those lines”
But Hogan says with Republicans still in control of the Senate, gridlock is likely for the next two years.

State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Monre. There’s been heavy police presence at a Super 8 Motel on Highway 165. Very few details are available at this time.

Bastrop police are looking for a missing child. He’s been identified as 13-year-old Skyler Colston. He’s five-foot-three, 100 pounds and has brown hair and eys. Colston was last seen in the West Hickory area.

A 68-year-old Thibodaux man has posted bond after he was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up store during the holidays, after someone took his shopping cart. Thibodaux Police Lt. Clint Dempster says store management did a good job of calming down Louis Albarado, but a 44 magnum was found in his car…
cut 12 (04) “…his vehicle”
Dempster says Albarado told detectives that his plan was to retireve a weapon from his vehicle and shoot the person who took his buggy.

Fort Polk officials have launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of five horses found dead on the training grounds of the military base. The social media group called the Pegasus Equine Guardian Association first made public of the incident. Spokesperson Amy Hanchey says genetic testing indicates these horses have strong Colonial Spanish ties…
cut 14 (11) “…biological isolation”
Hanchey says it appears the horses were shot with a high powered rifle.