12:30 Newscast, May 5th, 2015

The House Ways and Means Committee approved two proposed tax increases by Plaquemine Representative Karen St. Germain to help fund road and bridge projects in the state. There is currently a $12 billion backlog of road improvements in the state. St. Germain says Louisianians expect their roads to be properly maintained…:
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One bill would raise the gas tax 10 cents per gallon and the other increases the state’s sales tax to go towards road improvements. Both bills now head to the House Floor.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for a 2-year-old little girl whose mother was found shot and killed in a vehicle Monday. They believe 24-year-old Taylor Lathan was murdered Saturday and little A’Kyleana Louise Lathan was last seen that same day. It’s being reported that the father is now assisting in the search. Anyone with information on the murder of Taylor Lathan or the whereabouts of A’Kyleana Lathan is urged to contact police.

Governor Bobby Jindal has another book coming out in October. Eric Gill reports…:
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Investigators have one person in custody after finding a dead baby in a Slidell trash compactor. Cops say they will release further details early this afternoon.