12:30 Newscast March 31, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana alleges that Albert Hardison, principal at Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School in Shreveport, engaged in unlawful religious coercion by using God, prayer, and Christianity in school publications. Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman say they recently learned of a newsletter Hardison sent home to parents ahead of standardized testing…

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In a response, Caddo Parish Public Schools say they are investigating and taking steps to ensure school employees are not violating the Constitution.

As body cameras are being introduced to more law enforcement agencies across the state, Baton Rouge State Representative Dalton Honore wants to make it a requirement that all law enforcement officers are equipped with the new technology. Honore says body cameras can solve a lot of issues between citizens and law enforcement, similar to what dashboard cameras on police vehicles have done…

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He says the use of body cameras can protect both citizens and police officers.

An LSU survey finds Louisiana residents oppose education standards that are called Common Core, but support the concept. Doctor Michael Henderson, director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, says the poll also shows the public is poorly informed on who developed the education standards for common core. He says that’s based on the answers they got when they asked who developed the standards, the federal government or the state…

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Henderson says 67-percent of residents support the education standards when the term “Common Core” was omitted from the question.

According to gasbuddy-dot-com, the statewide average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.19 cents a gallon. That’s two cents less than a week ago.