07:30 Newscast, April 25th, 2016

A bill to prohibit an employer from refusing to hire or fire a person, because they are gay or transsexual will be heard in a House committee today. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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Louisiana Public Broadcasting is launching educational TV shows for kids in French. LPB’s program director Jason Viso says they are partnering with the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana to help more kids learn the language…:
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A measure that would increase fines for moving violations when a child under the age of 15 is in the car is set to be heard in the House Transportation Committee today. Baton Rouge Representative Paula Davis says she authored the proposal when several constituents called her after a child was killed in a car accident….:
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Davis says she doesn’t expect much opposition to the bill.

The fatal shooting of a three year old is being investigated by the Natchitoches Police Department, and an arrest has been made. They say 22-year-old Alverious Demars of Natchitoches is booked with negligent homicide in the case.

The Federal Government says Baton Rouge is home to one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the nation. The US Railroad Administration reports the spot in the Capitol City has had 13 crashes since 2006, which is the 8th highest in the country.

Law enforcement in Baton Rouge and New Orleans are investigating the case of a man who shot and killed himself at a hospital after allegedly abducting a pregnant woman.