09:30 Newscast, October 28th, 2016

The LSU AgCenter will pitch its plan to grow the state’s medical marijuana today at a public meeting that will be attended by potential private investors. LSU Vice President for Agriculture, Dr. Bill Richardson, says they need outside businesses to assist with the growing, shipping, storing, and securing of the medical cannabis…:
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The AgCenter is not using state dollars to finance the growing process.

Tragic story out of Jena. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a 6 year old little girl died in a fire, and her mother has been arrested in connection with the death. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson says Ayla Breeland’s mom wasn’t home at the time, and investigators were only able to speak to her hours after the fire had been put out…:
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29-year-old Wendy Blasingame is booked with negligent homicide.

Workers at Camp Minden will begin burning off volatile explosives stored in three bunkers, the first one going today. Col. Ed Bush with the Louisiana National Guard Facility in Webster Parish says they expect the unstable CBI to ignite and burn up quickly, but they are ready for anything…:
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The second bunker will be burned on Sunday, and the third will be ignited November 5.

Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick says a grand jury has returned an indictment for first-degree murder against Joshua Every for the killing of Raising Canes manager Taylor Friloux in Kenner. He said in a news release that his office has decided to seek the death penalty. Friloux died on June 29th after being stabbed multiple times during an armed robbery of the business.