1:30 PM Newscast

24 states raise their minimum wage today, but not Louisiana. Matt Doyle spoke the Louisiana Budget Project about the odds of an increase for 2020…

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A Grayson man is dead following a mobile home fire.  Around 9:15 yesterday morning, the Grayson Fire Department was dispatched to the residence on Waterbind Road and upon arrival, discovered the body of who is believed to be the 55-year-old homeowner.

A storm system is churning in the Gulf of Mexico that will ultimately bring rain to the state.  By late tonight and into tomorrow morning, a warm front will begin moving in from the south, bring in that system.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says not only will this bring in wet conditions, but some very warm temps for this time of year.

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Keim says later on into Thursday and then into Friday, a cold front will then sweep across the state with more rain.

About a quarter of Louisiana SNAP recipients will see a decrease in their benefits as a result of a Social Security cost of living benefit increase.  DCFS Secretary for Family Support Sammy Guillory says SSI and veteran’s benefits recipients have received a 1.6 percent COLA increase for 2020.
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