5:30 LRN Newscast Feb 28

Legislation to allow permit less carry in Louisiana is the first bill in the crime special session to receive final legislative approval. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The wife of Leon Ruffin, the murder suspect who pepper sprayed a deputy while being transported back to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center from a hospital, Sunday has been arrested on charges that she helped in his escape. 52-year-old Shelita Ruffin of Westwego is being held without bail, her husband was found Tuesday afternoon at a New Orleans hotel room.

LSU Heisman Trophy quarterback Jayden Daniels will not work out at the NFL Draft combine in Indianapolis this week. WWL Radio football analyst Mike Detillier says it’s not a big deal that Daniels does not throw, he says the physical exam and interviews with NFL teams are more important…

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The piglet that was tossed around like a football after a Mardi Gras parade received a full pardon from Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser today and “Earl the Pig Long” has been officially adopted by East Baton Rouge Representative Lauren Ventrella. And even though the piglet was assured a cruelty-free remainder of his life, Nungesser and Ventrella hinted at possible career options for Earl.

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