2:30 LRN Newscast February 28

We’re entering a perfect storm for high prices at the pump. David Grubb has more…:

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Police in the Iberville Parish town of Plaquemine say an unattended 3-year-old, left in a parked car, somehow managed to get it in gear and drive through the front of a Dollar General store. No one was hurt. Mom initially said the car did that by itself and the kid was with her, but surveillance video reveal that was lie. She was cited for improper supervision of a minor.


The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s office arrests two men for the murder of a local teen last summer. Elijah Washington and Travon Washington – both 20 – are charged with killing 14-year-old Taysia Folse, and leaving her body in a grassy area near Ponchatoula last June. Deputies say Crimestoppers tips led to the men’s arrests.

A decrease in enrollment and TOPS participation among Louisiana public colleges and universities raises concerns among Board of Regents members. Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed says for the first time ever they’re not asking for more TOPS funding this year. Dr. Reed says this isn’t necessarily a Louisiana problem and the National Clearing House estimates a million fewer college students in the nation right now…:

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Looks like Mardi Gras Day will be a nice one. Sunshine is expected with highs statewide ranging in the mid-60’s to near 70 degrees.