14:30 LRN Newscast May 31

State Police say the summer of 2016 got off to a tragic start on Louisiana’s roadways as 9 fatal crashes resulted in the loss of 14 people over Memorial Day weekend. Michelle Southern reports…:

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Will Smith’s blood alcohol content was reportedly three times the legal limit when he was shot and killed. Sources have told media that his BAC was .24, and the legal limit is .08. The toxicology report has not been released, but an evidence hearing will be held tomorrow in New Orleans.

The bill to ensure that all TOPS students get part of their award if the program is not fully funded is heading to the governor’s desk. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish says under the current law if TOPS is underfunded, it becomes a needs/merit based hybrid. He says it isn’t fair to eliminate students with a 21 ACT score before those with a 32, because they both earned it.

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LSU’s beloved mascot Mike VI has gotten a CT scan of the cancerous tumor in his face, which is the first step in his treatment plan. Ginger Guttner with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine 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. But she says there will be other expenses associated with his care, and people can make donations.

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