12:30 LRN News

Louisiana has declared a state of emergency as the Mississippi River approaches flood levels. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness spokesperson Mike Steele says this precaution is taken to speed up any support process needed for more flood-prone areas of the Bayou State…

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Steele says for additional information visit www.getagameplan.org

A New Orleans abortion doctor has had his license suspended following a letter from AG Jeff Landry to the Governor.  Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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Authorities suspect the plane that lost contact with the tower yesterday shortly after launching from the Shreveport Downtown Airport may be located just north of the airport in the Red River. Caddo Parish Spokesperson Cindy Chadwick says the plane launched at 1037 yesterday, and authorities say no one saw what happened next.

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Mardi Gras celebrations continue around the state.  In Lafayette, the weekend festivities get kicked off Friday night, with parades on Saturday.  Executive Director of Convention and Visitors Commission Ben Berthelot says they are expecting great crowds with lots of great music.

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