07:30 Newscast, April 26th, 2016

If Governor John Bel Edwards budget proposal is approved by lawmakers, there could be an 11-percent cut in retail food inspectors. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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Authorities are searching for answers in the case of the teenager from Kenner whose body was found dumped in St. Charles Parish. The Sheriff’s Office says foul play is suspected. The victim is identified as 16-year-old Jorian White, and she was last seen in her home on Friday.

The state House has decided not to get involved in the LHSAA’s controversial public/private playoff split for high school sports. The lower chamber voted a lopsided 51-34 against the measure. Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval says LHSAA principals are meeting on June 8 to discuss the split, and lawmakers should give them the chance to make things right…:
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The bill’s author, River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot, felt the split was discriminatory.

Former NFL player Nathan Black made a post on Facebook indicating he was robbed and shot at a town home in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. Black, who is a native of Monroe, played for the Carolina Panthers in 2002. No word on suspect or motive.

A report released Monday shows Louisiana is the least prepared state in the nation to handle a major health emergency or disaster. The National Health Security Preparedness Index says The Bayou State hasn’t kept up with the rest of the nation when it comes to being prepared to respond to health emergencies.