South Louisiana may see some wintry conditions
Posted on 12/7/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The recent cold snap could bring southeast Louisiana some wintry precipitation tonight into Friday morning. State Climatologist Barry Keim says even though the air temperature will stay above freezing, you may still see freezing precipitation.
 
"Note that even if the surface temperatures are above freezing, say 33 or 34 degrees, the air above it may still be below freezing, snow and sleet can form and you can get snow and sleet that can form at the surface."
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The holiday season can often be overwhelming leading to seasonal depression
Posted on 12/7/2017 2:45:00 AM.

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time but can often be overwhelming, causing seasonal depression. Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatric Nurse Glenda Natale says this time of year, they receive more calls for help dealing with the holiday blues. She says we live in a perfectionist society. 
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State championship football weekend begins today in the Dome
Posted on 12/7/2017 2:05:00 AM.
The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic begins today and runs through Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Nine state champions will be crowned over the next three days and Association Executive Director Eddie Bonine says they anticipate several close games.
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New study shows male LSU professors make significantly more than female professors
Posted on 12/6/2017 11:52:00 AM.

A new study from the University Council on Gender Equity finds that LSU male professors make significantly more than female professors, in some cases a difference of $20 to $30 thousand a year. Assistant Accounting Professor Christine Cheng says these numbers are preliminary but noteworthy.
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House fire dangers increase during first winter cold snap
Posted on 12/6/2017 11:40:00 AM.
You may be thinking about using heaters and fireplaces to keep you warm now that winter weather has arrived. The chances for house fires increases, especially if proper precautions are not followed. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says it’s not advisable to use space heaters for an extended period of time, but has tips if you do.
 
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Frigid weather invades Louisiana
Posted on 12/6/2017 10:08:00 AM.
By Kelley Ray 
Central and southern Louisiana are in store for heavy rains over the next couple of days. An arctic cold front moved in yesterday plummeting temperatures and bringing a lot of moisture. Phil Grigsby with the National Weather Service says the strong winds will drop the wind chill to near freezing.
 
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