11:30 Newscast, May 26th, 2015

Legislation to soften the penalties for those convicted multiple times for marijuana possession continues to make progress in the legislature. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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Power is slowly being restored throughout the state after thousands of residents woke up in the dark this morning on the heels of a strong line of storms that moved through Louisiana overnight. The storms produced frequent lightning, gusty winds and heavy rain and meteorologists say there could be more wet weather on the way especially this afternoon.

It’s being reported that former US Senator Mary Landrieu is joining a lobbying firm in Washington advising on public policy and regulatory issues dealing mostly with energy, natural resources and infrastructure.

Shrimp season opened just over a week ago and local shrimpers are seeing prices at the dock take a nose dive. One shrimper says he’s getting 55-cents per pound for his catch, compared to $2 a year ago. Clint Guidry, President of the Louisiana Shrimp Association, on the major contributing to the drop in price…:
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The dramatic drop in the price of shrimp is making it difficult for fishermen to pay expenses, much less make a profit.

For a fourth straight season, LSU is a national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, which will get underway when the Tigers host Lehigh University on Friday. The other two teams in the Baton Rouge regional are UNC-Wilmington and Tulane. UL Lafayette has made it to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season. The Ragin Cajuns received an automatic bid after winning the Sun Belt Tournament and the play Rice on Friday.