12:30 LRN Newscast May 3

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office has uncovered that the state workforce commission paid out six-point-two million dollars in state and federal unemployment insurance benefits to nearly 12-hundred prisoners last year. Data Analytics Manager for the state auditor, Chris Magee says L-W-C has told them the problem is with a vendor that multiple states use to track incarceration data…
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Magee says LWC plans on trying to recoup the unemployment benefits that went to prisoners.

The Louisiana transportation department says they’ve completed hurricane debris that was left on the side of state roadways from a historic season. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says they collected over three million cubic yards of debris…
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A survey shows that more than 60-percent of tourists say they are more likely to visit a place if they’ve already seen it on the silver or small screen. Brooke Thorington explains.

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