07:30 Newscast, October 28th, 2016

The LSU AgCenter will be talking to potential private investors today about its plan to grow medical marijuana. LSU Vice President for Agriculture, Dr. Bill Richardson, says it will take just over $11 million total to grow the prescription cannabis…:
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The AgCenter is not using state dollars to finance the growing process.

Louisiana agencies and colleges are once again being asked to prepare for budget cuts of up to 10% of their state financing to close a $313 million dollar deficit. The shortfall from the budget year that ended June 30th is due largely in part to lower than expected business tax collections. The Edwards Administration says it hasn’t yet decided how to deal with the hole, but they want to hear from different departments about what cuts of that size would make their operation look like.

A mother has been arrested in the death of her 6-year-old daughter who perished in a fire in Jena early Wednesday morning while her mom was gone shooting up drugs, according to investigators. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson with the State Fire Marshal’s Office says they found illegally energized electrical wires where Ayla Breeland was sleeping…:
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29-year-old Wendy Blasingame is charged with negligent homicide.

Another statewide poll has Republican John Kennedy as the front-runner in Louisiana’s US Senate race. Jeff Palermo reports…:
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