10:30 Newscast February 19th, 2015

This cold weather has lots of folks toting around firewood for various reasons but the Department of Ag and Forestry wants you to know there has been a confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer in Louisiana. Commission Mike Strain says this pest attacks ash trees and could kill them. He wants the public to know it’s best to purchase firewood not more than 10 miles from where it will be burned…:
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He says one of the biggest concerns about the Emerald Ash Borer is that there is no effective eradication method.

The Mandeville Police Department says a man is charged with his 8th DWI after he allegedly drove a car that didn’t belong to him drunk into another vehicle then fled the scene. Cops arrested 48-year-old James Hittson and charged him with DWI – 8, hit and run, simple assault and driving under suspension.

A doctoral candidate in LSU’s College of Engineering believes he’s come up with a unique way to control mosquito-borne diseases. Eric Gill has more…:
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The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s office is offering a $1000 reward for information about the case of a 30-year-old Labadieville man who was found dead in his front yard. They say Daquan Rainey was suffering a stab wound. There is no other information available which is why cops are asking for the public’s help.