14:30 LRN Newscast April 4th

A federal judge in New Orleans has given his final approval to a 20-billion dollar settlement that ends litigation over the 2010 BP Oil Spill. BP will pay 5-point-5 billion dollars in civil Clean Water Act penalties. The five Gulf states impacted by the spill will also be compensated.

Kenner police are investigating a double murder that took place at a home with three young children inside. Michelle Southern has the story…
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A state police trooper is on paid administrative leave after he shot a suspected theif, who was allegedly attempting to break into his unmarked patrol car. The incident happened early Sunday morning in Ascension Parish. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the incident is under investigation…
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Wiley says the off-duty trooper and the suspect were scuffling when the police man used his weapon.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says he would be forced to close state parks and historic sites if his office takes a 30-percent cut in state funding. Leesvile Representative James Armes is not happy to hear this. He says tourism can’t take anymore cuts…
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The governor’s proposed budget for next fiscal year will be released Friday.