3:30 PM Newscast

Congressman Ralph Abraham will not seek a fourth term in office, citing a promise he made before being elected in 2014 that he would term limit himself. Abraham isn’t completely ruling out future public service, and assuming the President were to win reelection, he would be interested in a position in his administration if offered.

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Abraham finished third in the gubernatorial primary last October.

According to the annual AccuWeather spring allergy forecast, a brutal allergy season is ahead for allergy sufferers. In Louisiana, the forecast calls for an above-average season.  Spring starts on March 20th, but LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Allergy/Immunology Dr. Sanjay Kamboj says humidity, hot weather, and carbon dioxide from cars all contribute to this being a brutal season.

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A House bill filed by Jonesboro Republican Jack McFarland aims to allow nighttime hunting for feral hogs on private property at any time of the year.  McFarland says feral hogs will eat anything and have a negative impact of row crops as well as other wildlife, but adds the problem isn’t just limited to rural communities.

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Similar legislation has been attempted in the past, but McFarland believes the problem has gotten worse and feels it would have more support this year.

Oil prices continued to fall today as demand weakens over concerns from the coronavirus. The U-S West Texas Intermediate crude fell below 46-dollars a barrel, it’s lowest level since January 2019. LSU Energy Studies Director David Dismukes says if oil prices continue to drop, it will cause problems in the oil patch for businesses who are already struggling to make a profit

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