2:30 PM Newscast April 22

A Hamond High School Student is in custody after a stabbing at the school this morning. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says two female students were fighting in the bathroom when one stabbed the other with a foldable key-knife resulting in three non-life-threatening wounds to the upper extremities. That student is in stable condition. The student found to be in possession of the knife has been booked into Florida Juvenile Detention Center facing a charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

The Public Service Commission has approved Entergy’s 5-year grid resilience plan that including 2100 projects to fortify structures that will help avoid storm-related power outages or shorten their duration. The project is expected to cost 1.2 billion dollars but Entergy President and CEO Phillip May says benefits far outweigh the cost.

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House Transportation heard emotional Testimony for and against legislation to ban the use of touching your cell phone while driving this morning. Accident victims spoke in support of the bill and Kenner resident Connie Zimmerman in opposition the bill for several reasons and told committee members it violates one’s liberties.

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In it’s 50th year as a program, the LSU gymnastics team can finally call itself national champs. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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