16:30 Newscast, May 27th, 2015

NOAA announces the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast calls for 6-11 tropical storms, 3-6 hurricanes and 0-2 major hurricanes. Jeff Palermo reports…:
CUT 1 (25) “reporting”

Figures released by USA Today show that LSU athletics generated an estimated $133.7 million during the 2013-14 school year. They say that’s the 6th highest among all universities in the nation and second to Alabama in the SEC.

Legislation that allows medical marijuana to be dispensed in Louisiana moves a step closer to final legislative passage. The Senate-approved bill, received approval from a House committee today. The Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Michael Ranatza says they removed their opposition to this bill but are not in support…:
CUT 15 (07) “better place”
The legislation now heads to the House floor.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent who was shot in the back last week remains in serious condition. LDWF Secretary Robert Barham says doctors were able to remove the bullet from Sgt. Scott Bullitt, but he still can’t use his legs. The suspected shooter, Luke Hust, has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder in the incident. Barham says Hust has confessed to the shooting…
CUT 12 (10) “motivated him”