08:30 Newscast, March 30th, 2016

Two bills regarding abortion are expected to be heard in the House Health and Welfare Committee today. One of the measures would extend the waiting period for a person seeking an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. Deanna Wallace, Legislative Director for Louisiana Right to Life, says this proposed law is looking out for the well-being of the mother…:
CUT 7 (08) “process”
Another bill on the table would require all doctors performing abortions in Louisiana to be board eligible or certified.

A new poll shows Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating is at 52-percent. The survey was paid for by a pro-Edwards organization. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says a previous poll found Edwards’ support at 42-percent, so these numbers are not outside the realm of possibility…:
Cut 13 (11) “of Louisiana”

The National Weather Service places south Louisiana under a marginal risk for severe weather, central Louisiana at “slight”, and north Louisiana at “enhanced” risk. State Climatologist Barry Keim says two large weather systems are moving through the state…:
CUT 5 (10) “into Friday”
He says the potential doesn’t appear to be super high for another one of these gully washers like we had a couple weeks ago that led to all the flooding.

Did rapper C-Murder, who is severing life in Angola for killing a 16-year-old, record a rap song from prison? Authorities say the video for a new single, “Dear Supreme Court” appears to have been put together following Corey Miller’s conviction, not before. In the song Miller suggests the judge in his trial was acting on political ambitions and that witnesses were paid off.