2:30 PM Newscast

Lafayette is a celebration hotspot for carnival season with more festivities kicking off tonight.  Matt Doyle has the story.

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It looks like the people of Lafayette may be able to dodge the rain as the weather calls for only a 20% chance of showers on Saturday.  Temps will peak in the mid 70s, with a low of 67.  Things are not looking as promising in New Orleans with afternoon thunderstorms in the outlook.


Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves has been named the top Republican on the newly reformed Climate Crisis panel. The panel will focus on threats posed by climate change, but will likely feature a partisan split on the origin of the threat. Graves, who agrees that sea rise poses a threat to the nation, says the appointment will give him a platform to raise awareness of Louisiana’s vulnerabilities.

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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. When asked whether anyone had survived the incident, Caddo Parish Spokesperson Cindy Chadwick says they have not heard from anyone on the flight.

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