5:30 PM Newscast

Coronavirus fears are pushing down oil prices as demand sinks ahead of what could be a major global economic slowdown. That’s contributing to some remarkably low prices at the pump, which LSU Energy Studies Director David Dismukes says could do some real damage to Louisiana’s economy, which functions best when prices are high…

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he U-S West Texas Intermediate crude fell below 46-dollars a barrel, it’s lowest level since January 2019.

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.  Similar legislation has surfaced in the past, but McFarland feels this year’s effort will have a better shot.

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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.  The Congressman says the decision was not hard, and he’s proud of the votes he cast on behalf of Louisiana’s sprawling 5th district.
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Abraham made his three-term limit promise a core message of the campaign that saw him win the seat previously held by embattled GOP incumbent Vance McAllister.
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 the pollen is already here.
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