12:30 Newscast, May 31st, 2016

A bill to ensure that all TOPS recipients get part of their award is heading to the Governor’s desk. Halen Doughty has more…:
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Governor John Bel Edwards and Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Dr. Rebecca Gee are set to kick off Medicaid expansion enrollment tomorrow in New Orleans. Wednesday will be the first day citizens can sign up for the new program with plans going into effect July 1st. You can get information about qualifying online at healthy.la.gov.

LSU’s Mike VI has made the first step in his treatment process, getting a CT scan to take images of the cancerous tumor threatening the life of LSU’s beloved mascot. Ginger Guttner with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine says this scan will help Mike’s doctors decide how many radiation treatment sessions he will need…:
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Guttner says Mike will be treated at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, and the center will cover the cost of his treatment.

The state legislature has sent a bill to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk that would increase the fines for texting and driving. The current fine is $175. This measure increases that fine to 500-dollars and up to one-thousand dollars for a second offense.