06:45 Sportscast, April 1st, 2016

The 14th ranked LSU Baseball team looks for its first series win in SEC play this weekend as they visit Auburn for a three-game series that starts tonight. The Tigers are 2-and-4 in league play and have lost three of their last four overall. Sophomore right-hander Alex Lange will start tonight on the mound tonight for the Tigers…:
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First pitch at Plainsman Park is slated for 6pm.

The New Orleans Pelicans were able to get past the Denver Nuggets last night in a 101-95 victory. The Pels are playing without nine players, including 7 who are out for the season due to injury. Little known Luke Babbit led New Orleans last night with 22 points, and had 10 of the Pelicans’ first 12 points scoring.

The Evangeline Downs in Opelousas will be back with thoroughbred racing Wednesday and run through August 27th. There will be 26 stakes races held during the season with total purses in excess of $2 million.

Back to college baseball, Southeastern Louisiana takes a 15-game winning streak into this weekend’s home series against Nicholls. The Lions are led on the mound by senior left-hander Kyle Cedotal, who is 4-2 with a 1.15 ERA. S-L-U Coach Matt Riser says Cedotal will get the start tonight…:
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First pitch today is 6pm.

The UL-Lafayette baseball team takes their four game win streak to Arkansas State for a three game conference series this weekend.

ULM is set for a three-game Sun Belt Conference series against league leader South Alabama.

Louisiana Tech is set to kick off an eight-game road stretch with a three-game Conference USA series against Marshall.

The controversial bill dealing with select, non-select high school sports, legislation aimed at forcing changes in high school football and other playoffs was delayed Thursday at the request of the LHSAA.


06:30 Newscast, April 1st, 2016

According to AAA, quarterly gas prices are lower than they’ve been in over a decade, as the average price for a gallon of gas in the state is $1.88. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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Three weeks into the regular legislative session and things are still moving slow. The biggest piece of legislation so far has been the minimum wage bill clearing the Senate Labor Committee. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says legislators were burnt out after a tough special session…:
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The session ends on June 6th.

A bill seeking equal pay for men and women in Louisiana has been approved by the Senate Labor Committee. According to data from the US Census Bureau, women make 65-cents for every $1 a man makes, and that gap is even wider for minority women Author of the bill, New Orleans Senator JP Morrell, says this is not acceptable:
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But Dawn Starns, with the National Federation for Independent Business says legislation is already in place to protect equal pay…:
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The governor supports the measure.