07:30 Newscast, April 4th, 2016

Only two weeks are left until Tax Day, which means time is running out to file federal taxes. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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Two elderly women, a mother and daughter, lost their lives in a tragic crash in Tangipahoa Parish over the weekend. State Police say an investigation revealed 72-year-old Rita Adams of Hammond was turning at a stop sign and pulled in front of a truck that struck her vehicle. Adams and her mother, 97-year-old Mytris Jones, also of Hammond, were pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces he’s supporting Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell for US Senate. UL Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says the governor’s endorsement is a big boost for Campbell’s campaign, but it’s still anyone’s race…:

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Cross says Edwards endorsement does not bode well for the other prominent Democrat in the race, New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard.

Measures seeking to help former inmates reestablish themselves into society are set to be heard on the House floor this week. One bill would create a certificate of employ-ability that ex-felons could show to potential employers. Holly Harris is the Executive Director for the US Justice Action Network, which supports these measures…:
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