12:30 LRN Newscast April 12

An EF3 tornado ripped through the village of Palmetto in St. Landry Parish early Saturday morning, claiming one life, and damaging 25 homes. Parish President Jesse Bellard (Bell-ard) encourages those with storm damage to report it to Damage.LA.Gov so the state can access the destruction and possibly receive funding.

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The St. Landry Parish Foundation is also collecting funds to assist with sending the body of the one fatality back to his family in Mexico.

Louisiana could be in line for billions of dollars in federal “infrastructure” aid under President Biden’s over two trillion-dollar American Jobs Plan. Biden says Louisiana is in need, giving the state a D+ grade on the Infrastructure Report Card. State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson doesn’t dispute that appraisal.

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A New Orleans lawmaker files legislation requiring college university employees who fail to properly report incidents of “power-based violence” such as sexual assault, harassment, and domestic violence to be terminated. Matt Doyle has the story.

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