13:30 Newscast, May 31st, 2016

The number of traffic fatalities doubled from last year over the Memorial Day Weekend, according to State Police. Trooper Jesse LaGrange says they investigated 9 fatal wrecks, which resulted in 14 deaths. He says it’s because of a lack of personal responsibility…:
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LaGrange says over 100 suspected drunk drivers were arrested over the long weekend.

State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says Louisiana may need to consider tolls as way to pay for major highway construction projects. He says the state cannot rely on federal money to cover the costs for big ticket items…:
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The state is facing a 13-billion dollar backlog on bridge and road repairs.

In East Feliciana Parish, four people including a 1 year old died in a fiery crash when someone passed in a no passing zone. That’s according to trooper Bryan Lee who even says 24-year-old Brandon Temple, who had the child in his car, approached the crest of a hill and slammed into 24-year-old Jakyle Hall’s vehicle…:
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Another 19 year old was in Temple’s vehicle along with the child. Hall was alone. All four died instantly.

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, according to Ginger Guttner with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine…:
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Guttner says Mike will be treated at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.