9:30 LRN Newscast Feb 25

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in St. John the Baptist Parish has claimed the life of a Baton Rouge mother, 27-year-old Tyandra Lewis, who was pregnant with twins. Her seven-year-old son was also killed when their vehicle was hit from behind. State Police Trooper Monroe Dillon says for some reason, they stopped in the left lane of travel…
cut 12 (09) “…avoidable”
Monroe says the driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Despite this sad news, Mardi Gras celebrations will take place across south Louisiana today. In Iowa, revelers participate in a traditional Mardi Gras celebration where they go throughout the town seeking ingredients to cook a large pot of gumbo….
cut 9 (07) “…good gumbo”
That’s run captain Rodney Victorian, who says the gumbo will be served between two and four pm at their local Knights of Columbus Hall.

King Cake lovers have spoken, after 25-hundred reviews at King-Cake-snob-dot-com, Antoine’s Bakery was voted as the best traditional cake and Caluda won for Best Filled for its strawberry cream cheese. Caluda’s in Harahan also won for Best Flavor and Best Freshness. King Cake snob spokesperson Andrew Alexander…
cut 5 (07) “…in year five”
Fremin’s Food and Furniture in New Iberia won for Best Presentation with its Pecan Praline and Cream Cheese king cake.

At the NFL draft combine in Indianapolis, former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow put to rest rumors that he would not play for the Bengals if Cincinnati selected him with the top overall pick. Burrow spoke to a large group of reporters this morning…
cut 3 (06) “…show up”
Some NFL reporters have speculated Burrow would pressure Cincinnati not to draft him.