9:30 LRN Newscast January 7

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared teen vaping an epidemic with an estimated two-point-one million middle and high school students using e-cigarettes. Assistant state health officer Doctor Joseph Kanter says traditional cigarettes are banned from promoting in a way that attracts kid, but e-cig companies are not…
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If you are traveling through the Lake Charles area be advised one lane is closed in each direction On I-210 as crews begin the process of re-decking the Prien Lake Bridge. State transportation department spokesperson Tammy York says today begins the first phase of a two-phase project…
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Significant delays are expected and construction is expected to take one year.

At 23 years of age, the village of Turkey Creek in Evangeline Parish has the youngest mayor in the state’s history. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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New Orleans native Patricia Clarkson took home her first Golden Globe last night as she won best supporting actress for her role in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

And in Avoyelles Parish, a candlelight vigil takes place tonight at 5:30 at the football field at Marksville High School as the town continues to grieve the loss of five children killed in a fiery crash in Florida.