09:30 Newscast, April 26th, 2016

Prices are rising at the pump. The statewide average for a gallon of gas approaches $2 again. Halen Doughty has more…:
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If you weren’t a fan of wearing bright orange when you went hunting, florescent pink may soon be an alternative in Louisiana. The legislature approved the blaze pink bill and it’s now headed to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards for his signature. The bill’s author says she brought the measure in hopes that the girly color would encourage more women to explore the outdoors by hunting.

Iberville Parish Sheriff’s investigators are in Texas today where the woman who was found dead under I-10 near Whiskey Bay lived. Sheriff Brett Stassi says the body of 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell of Humble was discovered by a fisherman over the weekend, and there are more questions than answers about her death. He says they’ve talked to some of Ferrell’s friends from Humble but she doesn’t have much family…:
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Stassi says an autopsy found the cause of death to be asphyxiation by strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.

The full House sacks a bill aimed at putting an end to the public-private school playoff split in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The lower chamber voted 51-34 against the legislation. Stonewall Representative Larry Bagley says the legislature shouldn’t get involved in the LHSAA’s matters…:
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