12:30 Newscast, April 30th, 2015

Students from LSU are rallying at the Capitol this afternoon to protest massive cuts to higher education. LSU President King Alexander says an LSU degree should be one that’s highly valued in our economy, but if these cuts go through it will affect students ability to get a quality degree…:
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LSU Officials say the proposed cuts could result in drastic losses of academic programs and faculty on the main campus.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is now saying that former LSU player and potential first round draft pick La’el Collins will not be interviewed about the murder of a pregnant woman until after the NFL draft. Cpl. Don Coppola says there has been contact between Collins and the police…:
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Authorities say Collins is not a suspect in the murder of 29-year-old Brittney Mills but think he may have some information that can be helpful in their investigation.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Beau Chene High School teacher and assistant football coach for allegedly kissing a student inside a classroom. Eric Gill reports…:
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Entergy is reporting over 8500 people are still without power in Southeast Louisiana due to damage from horrible storms Monday. They hope to have everybody back up some time today at the latest tomorrow morning.