LRN Newscast 16:30 04-28-15

During the intense south Louisiana storms yesterday, there were reports of tornadoes in the Kenner, Belle Chasse and Labadieville areas, with wind gusts in excess of 100 mph. Thousands were left without power, but Entergy Spokesman Will Johnson says – with the better weather conditions-crews are making progress…
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He says about 90 percent of customers should have the lights on by tonight.

Not everyone is happy about the three bills to cap the tax credits for the Louisiana film industry that was approved by House Ways and Means Committee. Supporters of the tax credit, like Will French with the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association, say they won’t take the cap lying down…
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The Springfield Police Chief accused of conspiring to to hide a woman’s DWI citation has agreed to a plea of guilty today to a single count of criminal mischief. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says Chief James Jones is required to resign immediately, and receive a six-month suspended sentence with one year of probation.

In the latest campaign finance numbers for Louisiana’s governor’s race, US Senator David Vitter has $4.2 million cash on hand, more than the other three candidates combined.
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