08:30 Newscast, December 1st, 2016

The Transportation Task Force meets today as they are getting close to providing lawmakers with recommendations on how to improve the state’s highways. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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The Shreveport Police Department arrests a teacher accused of making false claims regarding a person she suspected was coming to the school to harm her. They say Tamekia Anderson said a man she knew texted her that he was coming to her place of work to shoot her. The school was placed on lock down as a precaution. Investigators say they later learned Anderson fabricated the story and she was charged on a count of Criminal Mischief.

The state announces a scholarship opportunity for Phi Theta Kappa Honor society students attending community and technical schools and who would like to transfer into either Southern University in Baton Rouge or New Orleans. Governor John Bel Edwards says the Pathway Scholarship awards up to 15-hundred dollars and it will give these students a chance to receive a four-year degree…:
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Edwards hopes to be able to offer this opportunity to many more Louisiana students in the future.

There was a bit of good news announced for the state’s struggling oil and gas industry as OPEC members have made the decision to slow crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day starting next year. LSU’s Center for Energy Studies, David Dismukes, says it will help that oil supply will be reduced, but it’s not enough to jump start drilling in this state…:
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The announcement led to an eight-percent increase in oil prices as they were trading at around 50-dollars a barrel.