6:30 LRN Newscast Feb 1

Louisiana movers and shakers have migrated north for this weekend’s Washington D.C. Mardi Gras. The celebration ends Sunday, and features the governor, congressmen, and a host of lobbyists and industry leaders. DC Mardi Gras King Ray Brandt says it’s a packed schedule.
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Tensions have been high at the nation’s capital as Democrats and Republicans have not seen eye-to-eye on many issues, but Brandt says nearly everyone can agree that D-C Mardi Gras is a good time.

Those who know former West Monroe and LSU star Andrew Whitworth will have a good time watching the veteran offensive tackle play in the Super Bowl on Sunday for the first time in his 13-year NFL career. West Monroe Senator Mike Walsworth understands Saints fans are not not rooting for the Rams, but at least root for Whitworth…
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A new World War Two exhibit opens in Natchitoches today that highlights the struggles and triumphs of 280,000 Louisiana citizens who contributed to America’s victory over the Axis Powers through military service nearly eight decades ago. The display is produced by the World War Two Museum in New Orleans…
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That’s Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser who says The Pelican State Goes to War exhibit is a treasure that showcases the lives of Bayou State soldiers, and those on the Homefront who built the engines of war that toppled the Nazis and Japanese.