LRN Newscast 17:30 November 20

Polls heading into election day show Democrat John Bel Edwards lead slipping over Republican David Vitter in the race for governor. The latest JMC Analytics survey shows Edwards lead over Republican David Vitter in the single digits. LAPolitics-dot-com Publisher Jeremy Alford says it may be too little too late for Vitter as Edwards’ “Get Out The Vote” campaign is very strong…:
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Polls are open Saturday from seven AM to eight PM.

The joint legislative budget committee approves Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposal to close a 487-million dollar budget deficit. Covington Representative John Schroder was one of a handful of lawmakers who voted against it. He says the plan doesn’t address the state’s spending problems:
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The Jindal administration touted the plan as one that doesn’t result in cuts to higher education.

A Denham Springs man charged with murder in the death of his fiancee who he shot up with a lethal dose of heroin was found guilty and will spend life behind bars. In 2013, 26-year-old Jarret McCasland administered a needle with the drugs into 19-year-old Flavia Cardenas and she died of an overdose. East Baton Rouge Parish DA Hillar Moore says this case illustrates that heroin is a deadly drug, with lasting consequences…
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McCasland will be formally sentenced in January.

One of the top high school football prospects in the state is one of two players from North Webster High School that’s been arrested and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. 17-year-old Devin White and 18-year-old Keuntra Gipson of Springhill allegedly had sexual relations with a juvenile. White, a running back and linebacker for the Knights, is being recruuited by LSU and Alabama.