07:30 Newscast, April 29th, 2016

Governor John Bel Edwards says priority number one for him right now is stabilizing the budget, because we must focus on moving Louisiana forward. He says the vision that he put forth when he was running for governor has not changed, but they have to work on filling the $600 million dollar gap for next fiscal year…:
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Edwards says he remains very optimistic about his administration and the state as a whole.

A Vermilion parish teacher is facing rape charges. Lt. David Hardy with the Abbeville Police Department says James Harber has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape and one count of first-degree rape. He says a search of Harber’s home indicates that more charges could be coming…:
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Harber is accused of raping two minors. His bond is $300,000.

The Louisiana Cannabis Association commissioned a poll showing 72-percent of voters here support the expanding of diseases covered under the medical marijuana law. Halen Doughty has more…:
Cut 3 (30) “I’m Halen Doughty”

A report out of New Orleans indicates that 33-year-old Shelley Dufresne, a teacher at Destrehan High who was involved in a sex scandal with one of her students, engaged in relations with the 16-year-old more than 40 times in 2014. The report indicates the findings were revealed in a lawsuit filed by the victims parents.