330PM LRN News

Earlier this morning a man attempting to pass another vehicle on LA 139 lost control of his car, leading to a series of events that ended when his airborne vehicle struck a pole, resutling in the man’s death. Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Michael Reichardt says the incident began just before 7:20 AM, just south of the Morehouse Parish line.
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30-year-old Jared Streeter of Monroe was pronounced dead at the scene.
You may have seen jackpots on those lottery billboards around the state getting noticeably larger. The Powerball jackpot is currently at $348 million for this Saturday’s drawing. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kimberly Chopin says when the jackpots surpass the $300 million mark, they tend to see an uptick in sales.
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Two bills aimed at furthering the regulation of gun transfers have passed through the Democrat-controlled House are not sitting well with Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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A Louisiana abortion doctor has had his license suspended pending a final resolution of a series of claims presented against him that include past improper behavior and malfeasance. Dr. Kevin G Work lost his license earlier in his career for failing to abide by the order of a consent degree that he was placed under for allowing unlicensed staffers to administer medications to patients. His license was reinstated in 2017.