12:30 PM Newscast

Southwest Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has been named the top Republican of the Subcommittee of Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, which is responsible for all aspects of security ops along land, air, and maritime borders. It’s an appointment that Higgins will not take lightly.
Cut 7 (10) “…our southern border.”

A state panel is proposing that Louisiana spend an additional 86-million dollars this year to provide 114 of the 173-thousand children that need early childhood education. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell is behind the effort…
cut 14 (10) “…an example”
Mizell says less than a third of three-year-olds can access quality childcare in Louisiana.


Saints head coach Sean Payton spoke publicly today for the first time since one of the darkest days in the history of Louisiana sports, the NFC Championship loss against the LA Rams now known as the Bayou Burglary.  Payton says teams encounter disappoints throughout the season, but as tough as this one is, they’ll get past it.

Cut 4 (11) “…at it again.″

Payton says he’s proud of his team’s season after winning 14 games.
19th ranked LSU is looking for the team’s tenth straight win on the hardwood tonight as they face Texas A&M in College Station. Tipoff is at 8.

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