09:30 Newscast, March 30th, 2016

Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating is up to 52-percent in Louisiana, according to a recent poll paid for by Rebuild Louisiana. Halen Doughty has more…:
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A man from Palmetto is under arrest for allegedly killing his wife and throwing her body into a canal, according to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. They say 52-year-old Sam Clark Jr confessed to the murder of 28-year-old Kimberly Perkins Clark, who died from two gunshot wounds to the head.

Two abortion bills are on the agenda today in the House Health and Welfare Committee. One would extend the waiting period for a woman seeking to end her pregnancy from 24 to 72 hours. Deanna Wallace, Legislative Director for Louisiana Right to Life, says another bill would require all doctors performing abortions in Louisiana to be board eligible or certified….:
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She says the measures are keeping the health of women in mind.

Smokers and alcohol drinkers will be paying more for cigarettes and adult beverages starting Friday when new taxes kick in. Executive Director of the Beer Industry League of Louisiana John Williams says the local brewery industry is growing in the state, and this increased one cent tax per drink will hurt them…:
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The alcohol tax hike is permanent.