1230PM LRN News

A 64-year-old Texas man is in jail in Rapides Parish, accused of scamming a victim out of over $60,000 throughout the course of several months.  The scammer convinced the victim they would be given a million dollars, but needed assistance paying US taxes and fees from Nigeria.  Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Tommy Carnline says the scammer claimed to be a retired FBI agent.

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Southeastern Louisiana University is asking Tangipahoa parish area residents to donate their Christmas trees for wetland restoration. Southeastern’s Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station manager Rob Moreau says before you pack up the tree to deliver there are a few requirements…

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Moreau estimates that 40,000 trees have been deployed in 24 years of the program.

Louisiana is one of nine states with a high number of flu cases. Jeff Palermo spoke with LSU Health New Orleans Infectious Diseases specialist Doctor Fred Lopez…

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