15:30 Newscast February 28,2017

US News and World Report’s finds Louisiana comes in dead last on the new best state’s ranking. Analyst Lindsey Cook says Louisiana did poorly in the areas of economy, government, crime and opportunity. She says education is also a big category and the Bayou State came in 46th.
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The 25-year-old accused drunk driver in the Endymion parade crash is looking at more charges and the victim count is rising. Neilson Rizzuto is charged with 22 additional counts of negligent vehicular injury. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says that number could rise again as the victim count is up to 32.
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A North Louisiana state House candidate is coming under fire over a blackface photo. Michelle Southern reports…:
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested a man on charges of trafficking children for sex after fishing from an unregistered boat. LDWF says 26-year-old Jean Luc Williams of New Orleans was stopped to be checked for boating regulations and authorities discovered the boat was not registered and Williams had not completed the boating education class. Williams had a warrant for his arrest from Orleans Parish.