LRN Newscast 14:30 05-04-15

State Treasurer John Kennedy endorsed fellow Republican and US Senator David Vitter for governor today. It raises speculation that Vitter will appoint Kennedy to his senate seat, if elected as governor. But Vitter says they have not talked about any other election….
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Kennedy says Vitter is the best candidate in the race to get a handle on the state’s fiscal situation and improve roads and the health care system.

Baton Rouge Police met with former LSU star La’ell Collins as part of an investigation into the shooting death of a pregnant woman on April 24th. It’s been reported Collins and Brittany Mills had a romantic relationship. His attorney, Jim Boren says, Collins is cooperating with the investigation and ready to get his NFL career started…
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The House appropriations committee approves a plan that would allow the state to draw down federal money that can be used to expand Medicaid coverage.…
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Authorities in St. Tammany Parish are investigating a case of a deceased baby in a trash compactor at a Slidell apart complex. Slidell Police report the discovery took place around 9:15 this morning at Canterbury House Apartments. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner is working with Police to determine the cause of death and the age of the baby. The investigation is continues.