17:30 Newscast Feb 28

No one knows what to expect from President Donald Trump’s address to Congress tonight. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says generally presidents deliver well thought out, rehearsed speech, but Mr. Trump is anything but predictable.

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Hogan says it’s unclear if Mr. Trump will offer an olive branch to ease tensions, or go in for the attack.

A 15-year-old photo of Robbie Gatti wearing black face in a Halloween costume has surfaced, and it’s causing problems for his campaign for the district 8 seat vacated by Mike Johnson. LSU Shreveport political science professor Jeffery Sadow says 15 years ago, Gatti likely didn’t expect social media to blow up.

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The accused driver in the Endymion crash is now facing an additional 22 counts of negligent vehicular injury. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino expects 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto to be sentenced to at least 10 years behind bars.

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Ciolino says Rizzuto can also expect a host of civil suits to be filed by the victims.

This Mardi Gras could be the warmest ever on record. Phil Grigsby with the National Weather Service says the weather today has been perfect for parade watching.

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Grigsby says the current record was set back in 1917 at 83 degrees, and the coldest Fat Tuesday reached 30 degrees in 1899.