12:30 Newscast February 23, 2015

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as a result of winter weather that’s impacting Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says over a tenth of an inch of ice is forecasted for the northern half of the state, including Alexandria. He says Lake Charles could also see icy conditions…

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There are reports of sleet in the Shreveport area.

Winter weather conditions in north Louisiana have caused the closure of several roadways and exit ramps. These conditions can cause ice accumulation on roadways and hazardous driving conditions for motorists. Trooper Michael Reichardt says driving conditions are far from optimal and not getting any better…

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Reichardt says, if you do need to need to drive, you should use extreme caution and make really smart decisions behind the wheel.

Due to the recent measles outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending adults born between 1957 and 1971 get a measles shot, even if they were already vaccinated. Dr. Frank Lopez, with LSU Health New Orleans Infectious Diseases, says there was some kind of vaccination gap between those years…

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He says the gap resulted in people either not being vaccinated against the measles or receiving a vaccination that isn’t as effective as the current vaccine. He says if you are in this age group, you should consult your primary care provider.