11:30 am Newscast

More than 40 Louisiana National Guardsmen leave this weekend for Asia where they’ll help with construction projects there. Sean Richardson has details on Operation Spartan Shield.

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Governor Jeff Landry signed first-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances into law yesterday, just a day after it gained final legislative passage. It’s a move opposed by many physicians who say the drugs have other critical reproductive health care uses, and worry the change could make them harder to prescribe.

A Bossier Parish couple arrested in March in connection with the shooting death of a Bossier City man was indicted Friday by a Bossier Parish grand jury. 30 year old Roman Fudge and 23 year old Shandrea Francis both now face second-degree murder charges. They’re accused in the February shooting death of Frankie Gatlin, who was found shot to death inside his own home.

Meanwhile, 38 year old Pollock man is facing up to three thousand dollars in fines and up to a year in jail after officials say he tried to cheat his way to a winning purse at the Big Bass Splash Tournament in Toledo Bend. Wildlife and Fishery Agent Dustin Nash says this is the first time he’s seen anything like this in four years.

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