15:30 LRN Newscast april 4

Budget cuts are putting Louisiana’s state parks and historic sites at risk of closing, according to Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. Halen Doughty has more…
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A federal judge in New Orleans approves a 20-billion dollar settlement that BP will have to pay for its role in the 2010 oil spill. The oil giant will pay five-point-five billion dollars in civil Clean Water Act penalties and Louisiana is one of five states that will also be compensated.

A mother and father were shot and killed in their Kenner apartment while their kids were inside. A 10-year-old, 2 year old and infant were unharmed. Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor says the couple was shot many times in their bedroom…:
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He says a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene this morning. A motive for the murders is unknown.

A man was shot by an off-duty State Police detective after allegedly breaking into his unmarked police car early Sunday in Ascension Parish. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says a neighbor alerted the cop around 430am that his police unit was being burglarized, so he armed himself, went outside and caught the man in the act…:
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He says the off-duty detective shot the alleged thief as the suspect reached for a gun. The burglar survived and will be arrested when released from the hospital.