1030AM LRN News

Governor John Bel Edwards will address the Press Club today.  Kevin Barnhart speaks with political analyst Bernie Pinsonat on what we’ll expect to hear.

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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.

The Saints will face the Eagles in the Dome Sunday after Philly’s stunning 16-15 Wildcard playoff  upset of the Bears in Chicago last night.

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared teen vaping an epidemic as a report says an estimated 2.1 million middle and high school students are using the electronic cigarettes, and 10.7 million kids say they’ve tried them. Department of Health Assistant State Health Officer, Dr. Joseph Kanter, says it took decades to crush teen smoking, and this new trend could see it come back.

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Kanter says a poll showed two thirds of those teen vapers were not aware of the negative health effects.

The village of Turkey Creek in Evangeline Parish now holds the distinction of having the youngest mayor to hold the office in the history of the state.  Phillip Cavins, who is 23-years-old , says growing up, he’s always had an interest in government and politics.

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