12:30 Newscast, March 1st, 2017

Louisiana’s Republican delegation believes President Donald Trump sent the right message in last night’s address in front of Congress. Mr. Trump laid out his plans to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, increase military spending and create jobs. Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says this should ease the minds of skeptics..:
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But the Louisiana Democratic Party says they still don’t believe that President Trump will truly make America great again.

Making the rounds on a social media is a claim by Saints running back Mark Ingram that he and several other New Orleans’ players were turned away from a club in London for being, “too urban.” Ingram said they had reservations, but the establishment issued a statement saying they would never dismiss anyone based on race, however they’re an exclusive members club where entry is not guaranteed to anyone.

An escaped work release inmate is once again behind bars after a high speed chase in Webster Parish that ended with a vehicle going airborne. Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton says they caught up with the suspect and set up a road block to try to stop him from racing down the road…:
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18-year-old Kevonte Austin faces numerous charges including attempted murder for allegedly trying to run over a deputy. No one was injured in the incident, and the entire thing was captured on video that is quickly going viral.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, former LSU running back Leonard Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds. During his time at LSU, Fournette’s listed weight was 235 pounds. He’ll run the 40 and perform in other skill drills on Friday.