9:30 LRN Newscast

The Department of Justice says the Louisiana Department of Corrections is violating the 14th Amendment by holding inmates beyond their release date. Brooke Thorington has more.
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The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has charged 19-year-old Blayne Terrebonne of Larose with second-degree murder in the death of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed on fentanyl last October. Blayne Terrebonne was originally arrested for drug distribution, but investigators say they’ve learned Terrebonne sold the victim a pill pressed from pure fentanyl.

The annual Washington D.C. Mardi Gras gets underway today. The event has become a staple for political folk who want to “see-and-be-seen,” network and fund raise. “LAPolitics.com” publisher Jeremy Alford is in the nation’s capital…
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Candidates running for governor will use Washington Mardi Gras as a chance to build their campaign teams and fund raise.

Lafayette Parish third grade teacher Corrie Campbell is one of three teachers in Louisiana to receive a 25-thousand dollar award from the Milken Family Foundation because of her outstanding teaching skills…
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Prairieville teacher Elise Frederic and Port Allen’s Dereka Duncan also received the Milken Educator Award.