09:30 Newscast January 28, 2015

Although labor numbers for December show it was another record breaking month for Louisiana employment, the state’s unemployment rate rose to six-point-seven percent. Louisiana Workforce Commission director Curt Eysink, says they hope the number of people employed continues to go up, even though weak oil prices are leading to layoffs in the oil industry…

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Eysink says the higher unemployment rate is not because of layoffs, but because more people are looking for jobs.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s annual convention begins today and the main agenda item is the current split of the football playoffs. New LHSAA Executive Director, Eddie Bonine, believes since he’s new on the job, the best course of action is to stay with the split football playoffs for another year, so they can work on a better solution…

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The LHSAA voted in 2013 to split the football playoffs, because of concerns private schools had certain advantages over public schools.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire in Holden where one man died. Authorities say when firefighters entered the home, they found the body of a man on a couch in the living room, where they believe the fire started. An autopsy will be performed by the Livingston Parish Coroner to determine the cause of death and to identify the deceased.

The Boudin King Cake idea has gone completely viral as people demand to have one right away. Michelle Southern reports.

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