09:30 Newscast May 2, 2015

The full Senate has approved a measure that would require public school systems to promote the online homework assistance service which is offered through state and local libraries. The bill is by Napoleonville Senator Troy Brown who says under this proposal, schools would have to include information about the HomeworkLA-dot-org program in their handbooks…

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The bill now moves to the House for consideration.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office arrests three in connection with a tragic drug overdose death and cover up. Lt. Clay Higgins says a woman allegedly gave some sort of drug cock tail to 26-year-old Lance Gordon who got extremely ill. He says instead of calling cops, 29-year-old Jessica Stelly brought Gordon to his house with the help of 27-year-old Stephan Godeaux and 34-year-old Gene Dunbar, who all face serious charges…

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A federal judge in Washington has ruled the US Government is liable for some of the Hurricane Katrina flooding. A 2005 lawsuit points the blame in the direction of a now-closed Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, that has been blamed for flooding in St. Bernard Parish and New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. It’s still not clear how much money the feds are on the hook for, but many observers speculate mediation will be involved. Judge Susan Braden has set a hearing for next Wednesday.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting boating education certificate events today for Boating Education Lagniappe Day. LDWF spokesman Gabe Giffin says boating classes could last 6-8 hours so they’ve created these events to make it fun for families…

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Giffin says anybody born after January 1, 1984 must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course and carry proof of completion.