10:30 Newscast February 2nd, 2015

In the latest controversial Common Core situation, once news reports came out indicating there were some families who would not let their child take the test based on the new standards, BESE chairman Chas Roemer wants parents to know that’s not a good idea…:
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The handful of families apparently think that the Common Core tests are harmful to their children.

New Iberia’s Cajun Groundhog Day event ended with everyone in attendance expecting a long pleasant spring. Daily Iberian Publisher Will Chapman says when the prognosticating nutria, Pierre C. Shadeaux, emerged from his home, he did not see his shadow…:
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When Pierre does not see his shadow, it means a longer spring for South Louisiana.

There is a new, free app for your smart phone that puts the health reports for local restaurants at your fingertips. Scott Carwile has more…:
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There was no Powerball winner from Saturday night’s big drawing. The Louisiana Lottery says the Wednesday jackpot will now rise to an estimated $317 million. The cash value on the big prize is $220.6 million dollars.

The New England Patriots overcame a 10 point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 last night in Super Bowl 49. Former LSU wide receiver Brandon Lafell caught four passes, including one for a touchdown, as he earned his first Super Bowl ring.