8:30 LRN Newscast

Louisiana is receiving one more blast of cold air. But state climatologist Barry Keim says there is at least one piece of good news after that strong front moved through the state yesterday….
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Overnight lows could reach the low 20s in north Louisiana.

After numerous delays, there’s a sign that medical marijuana will soon be available to Louisiana patients. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain has given permission to one of the contracted growers, G-B Sciences, to move into a permanent facility in Baton Rouge. GB will grow a final product, package it, and label it, and Strain says there will be one more test, and then it will be available for patients who have a prescription for the treatment.
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The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office has identified the two people who died, when their private airplane crashed into the Red River on Thursday. 61-year-old Ricky Lennard of Shreveport piloted the aircraft that was recovered on Saturday. The deceased passenger has been identified as 56-year-old Michael Hollis of Bossier City.

The celebration of Mardi Gras continues throughout the state. Kevin Barnhart talked with Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser to find out what to expect.
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