8:30 LRN Newscast Feb 4

State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting death that happened in Shreveport. According to a news release troopers were requested by the Shreveport Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting on Fullerton Street, near North Hearne Avenue. One person that was shot was pronounced dead, and no officers were injured during the incident.

A Louisiana National Guard unit is preparing to deploy to the Middle East, on a classified support mission. More from Jeff Palermo…:

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U-S Senator John Kennedy wants Louisiana to develop a new methodology to grade public schools. Kennedy points to the grades that the state’s high schools have received…

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The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has discussed changing Louisiana’s accountability system, but proposed changes have faced criticism from school boards, superintendents, principals, and teachers.

If you’re a King Cake connoisseur there’s an inaugural festival cooked up just for you on Saturday. It’s the Lafourche Education Foundation’s Bayou King Cake Festival. Thibodaux Mayor Kevin Clement says attendees can sample almost two dozen cakes and they have five tickets each to cast their vote.

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Things kick off at 1:30 with a kid’s parade.