08:30 Newscast, April 22nd, 2016

Healthy adults without children will soon have to participate in job training programs in order to receive SNAP benefits. It’s an Executive Order from Governor John Bel Edwards. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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A 67-year-old woman perished in a house fire in Caddo Parish, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. They say the body of Helen Diane Webb was located in her Shreveport home following the residential structure fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Legislative leaders seek to end the regular session early, so they could prepare for a special session that Governor John Bel Edwards plans to call to address the 750-million dollar revenue shortfall for next fiscal year. Senate President John Alario says the next special session needs to be held before the start of the next fiscal year…:
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Alario says ending the regular session early will give lawmakers a break, as they have been in one session after another since February.

First Lady Donna Edwards has announced a new recycling initiative at the Governor’s Mansion in honor of Earth Day, which is today. Mrs. Edwards says she and the governor have been recycling ever since they lived in Hawaii many years ago…:
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The first lady is encouraging Louisiana residents to do their part in recycling as much trash as they can.