*CORRECTION* 08:30 Newscast May 5, 2015

A bill that would use funds from unclaimed gambling winnings to pay for rape victims forensic medical exams clears House appropriations. Michelle Southern reports…

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Slidell Police are searching for the mother of a baby found dead in a trash compactor at an apartment complex. Authorities say the body was discovered by a maintenance worker. The St. Tammany Coroner’s Office is trying to determine the cause of death and age of the child. Detectives are working to determine whether the infant was alive when abandoned in the dumpster.

Plaquemine Representative Karen St. Germain’s tax increase proposals to help fund road projects will be heard in the House Ways and Means Committee today. Governor Jindal has said he would veto any tax increase that is not accompanied by a tax reduction elsewhere. But President of Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association Ken Perret sees these measures as an investment that will have a positive return on Louisianians on a daily basis…

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The state currently has a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge projects.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says, after interviewing former LSU Tiger La’el Collins, he is still not a suspect in the April 24th murder of Brittney Mills. Coppola says they are still trying to gather information from people who may know the victim. He says Collins was never considered a suspect…

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Police say Mills was 8 months pregnant when she was killed and the baby, Brenton, died a week later.