5:30 LRN Newscast March 4

18-year-old Jaylon Joiner, a student at Carencro High School, was fatally shot while getting off at a bus stop in Lafayette Parish Friday. Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Valerie Ponseti (pon-set-tee) says Joiner was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside the Carencro city limits.

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Ponseti says 19-year-old Malikai Doucet was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Joiner.

Among the bills filed for the regular session that gets underway next week, is one to codify the right to contraception. Public Policy Professional Mary Patricia Wray says because Louisiana has a very high rate of domestic abuse and other sex-related crimes that can lead to pregnancy and disease…

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The bills also define what methods of birth control are included.

LSU men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon announced today that Jalen Cook is suspended from the team for failure to meet the standards of the program. Cook is averaging 16 points a game but has not played since February 13th because of a hamstring injury. The Tigers are 8-8 in the SEC and at Arkansas Wednesday.

The U-L Lafayette softball team ended Oklahoma’s NCAA record 71-game winning streak on Sunday. Jeff Palermo has more…

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