12:30 LRN Newscast Jan 2

An Addis police officer faces two counts of negligent homicide after his vehicle struck a car with three passengers in Brusly and killed two teenage girls while he was participating in a high-speed chase Saturday. 18th Judicial District Attorney Tony Clayton says once the evidence comes out the public will be enraged over Officer David Cauthron’s actions.

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A candlelight vigil will be held at Brusly High School tonight honoring 17-year-old Maggie Dunn and 15-year-old Caroline Gill.

Louisiana ranks third for the worst roads in America according to Consumer Affairs. And Deputy Editor at Consumer Affairs, Cassidy McCants, says they found Louisiana doesn’t spend enough money on its roads.

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McCants says based on data collected, drivers in Louisiana spend an average of 658–dollars per year on costs related to bad road conditions.

The new year brings about opportunities for a fresh start and for many a new job. But what if you like what you do for a living but feel it’s time to receive more compensation, UNO professor of Economics and Finance Mark Rosa says to be prepared to present your case when you ask for a raise, promotion, or both.

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Louisiana’s unclaimed property program is now connected to a national database where you can check to see if you are owed money from one of 49 states. State Treasurer John Schroder says if you’ve lived in other places, you can check on one secure website-Missing Money.com

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Schroder says the site is especially convenient for military families who have lived in multiple states, and others whose jobs have transferred them around.