10:30 LRN Newscast January 26

The nearly six-thousand federal workers in Louisiana are feeling a sense of relief this morning as there has been a temporary end to the government shutdown. President Donald Trump signed into law legislation that re-opening the federal government through February 15th, but during that time he expects legislation to arrive on his desk that funds a border wall.

You can now buy alcohol and tobacco with your LA Wallet digital driver’s license in Louisiana. Matt Doyle has more.
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Caddo Lake in northwest Louisiana will be featured Monday at 5 PM on National Georgraphic’s documentary series Explorer. The lake has been threatened by an invasive weed known as Giant Salvinia and Caddo Lake Institute Executive Director Laura-Ashley Overdyke says The documentary will take viewers out on a flat boat through those troubled waters, and across the border into Texas where efforts are underway to create a creature that can go toe to toe with the growing menace.
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St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter is home to 150 dogs seized in an animal cruelty bust. Shelter Manger Rachael Sance says if you are interested in adopting one of these canines, the shelter will provide new owners with a crate, food, and medical supplies…
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If you’re interested in contact the St. John animal shelter.