08:30 Newscast May 1, 2015

About five-hundred LSU students marched onto the steps of the state capitol urging lawmakers not to make significant cuts to higher education. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A former Thibodaux High School teacher has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student. 25-year-old Celeste Bergeron of Thibodaux was accused of having sex with a student who was 17-years-old at the time. She will not be required to register as a sex offender since she pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

Legal analyst Tim Meche says former LSU football player La’el Collins is making the right choice in not rushing to speak to police about the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Brittney Mills. Baton Rouge Police say Collins, who is not considered a suspect, will be interviewed sometime after the NFL Draft. Meche says the public should let the facts of the case surface before jumping to any conclusions…

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Police have yet to identify a suspect in this case.

Robert Nelson, the man accused of killing West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffmann’s 85-year-old sister, has been indicted on one count of first degree murder. Police believe Nelson was robbing the home of Shirley Cagle in a desperate attempt to support his drug habit, when the murder took place. Assistant DA Neal Johnson says the indictment for 1st degree murder carries the possibility of the death penalty…:

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Representative Hoffman released a statement regarding the tragic death saying his sister is in a wonderful place now.