18:30 Newscast Feb 28

US News and World Report’s ranks Louisiana 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 accused drunk driver in the Endymion parade crash is facing 22 more counts of negligent vehicular injury. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says that number could still go up because the victim count is up to 32.

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Neilson Rizzuto was originally booked on only four charges.

A North Louisiana state House candidate is coming under fire over a blackface photo. Michelle Southern reports…:

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The Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy who was injured in an ambush on police says he remembers the attack. That’s according to Deputy Nick Tullier’s father, who said in a Facebook post that Tullier feels like he’s getting better. According to the post, Tullier remembers the attack and told therapists that he saw God after being shot.