13:30 Newscast, April 25th, 2016

The House Transportation Committee passed a bill today that would allow people to access their drivers license from an app on their phone. OMV Deputy Commissioner Stacy White says this would allow people to have their license information on them even if they left the actual card at home. She says it wouldn’t be mandatory…:
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She says you would still have to have your license on your person if the establishment that you’re visiting still requires it such as a casino.

The man who was driving the vehicle which caused a triple fatality crash in Terrebonne Parish has been identified, and State Police suspect alcohol and speed were factors. On April 20th, troopers say 31-year-old Rafael Fandino of Metairie was driving a Civic when he crossed the center line and hit two vehicles coming the other direction including an 18 wheeler. Fandino and two other occupants of the Civic, all unrestrained, were killed in the crash.

FBI documents obtained by the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication reveal that during the mid-60s former-Governor John McKeithen made payments to the KKK to suppress racial violence. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told senators Monday that Louisiana’s projected budget shortfall for next fiscal year is down to $600 million dollars. That’s down from the previous estimate of $750 million. Dardenne says the savings is coming from the computed number of people who are expected to qualify for Medicaid under Governor John Bel Edwards planned expansion which begins July 1st.