14:30 LRN Newscast March 30, 2016

A bill that would extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 72 hours has passed out of the House Health and Welfare Committee. Five other states have similar waiting periods. Monroe Representative Katrina Jackson says this decision will emotionally affect a woman for the rest of her life.

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No one spoke out in opposition, but pro-choice groups are concerned about legal hurdles facing women who are seeking an abortion.

The Senate advances legislation that would make Louisiana in federal compliance with the Real ID Act. The bill’s author, Baton Rouge Senator Yvonne Colomb, says her bill this year includes language that would give citizens the option…:

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The proposal passed 31-7 and heads to the House.

The Department of Corrections is investigating whether incarcerated rapper C-Murder recorded a new single while in Angola. Michelle Southern reports…:

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Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel has announced that he has retired from riding. A Louisiana-native, Borel won a number of riding titles in Kentucky, including his first at Ellis Park in 1995 and his last at Churchill in 2010. The Hall of Famer has over 5-thousand wins and is second only to Pat Day in wins at Churchill Downs.