2:30 PM Newscast May 23

An 18-year-old male student at West Jefferson High School in Harvey was shot during dismissal from school today on the last day of the school year. The shooting took place across the street, but the school was immediately placed on Lockdown and the students all gathered in the gym for safe dismissal. According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the shooting victim was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have yet been made.

A bill that would classify two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances is headed to the governor’s desk after receiving final legislative passage today in the Louisiana Senate. New Orleans Democratic Senator Royce Duplessis voted against the measure because mifepristone and misoprostol are also used for other reproductive health care needs.

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But the bill’s author, Shreveport Senator Thomas Pressly argued the drugs will still be available with a valid prescription.

Travelers can avoid a bit of stress at the airport, as TSA at Louis Armstrong International now accepts LA Wallet. Mel Bridges has more.

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Hurricane season begins a week from Saturday on June 1st. LSU Climatologist Barry Keim says last year proved to be an above-average hurricane season with 20 named storms, but Louisiana was extremely fortunate.  As to how we’ll fare this season…

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