3:30 PM Newscast June 24

Beginning January 1st teachers seeking certification in Louisiana will have to undergo a criminal background check with the state. Such requirements had previously been left to local school systems. Louisiana State Police will conduct the checks and teachers that are currently certified will also have to under got the background check says Arthur Joffrion (Joe-free-on) with the Louisiana Department of Education.

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Crimes of violence and crimes against children will automatically keep a certified teacher out of the classroom.

Former President Donald Trump is in New Orleans for a fundraising event today hosted by Boysie Bollinger and Joe Canizaro. Bollinger believes Louisiana voters are frustrated with the way Trump has been treated as he navigates several legal challenges and want to support his campaign financially. He says, this fundraiser alone has raised millions of dollars.

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Cleco customers will see a rate increase next month, but the reason why depends on who you ask. Mel Bridges has more.

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New Roads native, Christoper Hebert has been named Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. He is the first African American to serve as Chairman. Governor Jeff Landry made the appointment saying Hebert has the experience and background needed to properly regulate such a large industry. During Hebert’s time as Assistant Attorney General, he was instrumental in creating the Problem Gambling Resource Services Program.