16:30 LRN Newscast April 26

Parents of voucher students are voicing their concerns about cuts to Louisiana’s voucher program in an ad paid for by the Louisiana Federation for Children. LFC President Ann Duplessis says the cuts were made to save money, but it will actually increase costs for local school districts….

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The governor has responded by saying every student who currently receives a scholarship will continue to get one.

The Houston-based Union Tank Car Company said it expects to lay off about 224 employees at its Alexandria facility because of market conditions. Jim Clinton, CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, says UTLX is a strong company that shouldn’t have a problem adding staff once the economy rebounds…:

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Legislators are looking at proposals to prevent individuals from using drones to commit crimes, like stalking and voyeurism. Don Molino has more…

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An Amite man has been arrested following a fatal hit and run that took the life of bicyclist Anand Asi of Hammond. 32-year-old Brandon Fowler struck Asi with his truck while Asi was riding on LA 443 early this morning. Fowler has been charged with felony hit and run and illegal passing of a bicycle.