13:30 Newscast, March 1st, 2017

Louisiana’s Republican delegation approves of President Donald Trump’s message to Congress last night but Democrats are still skeptical…:
CUT 1 (31) “I’m Emelie Gunn”

A man is dead following an officer involved shooting in Houma on Tuesday night. State Trooper Jesse Lagrange says the Houma Police Department was involved in an incident with a barricaded subject..:
Cut 10 (07) “the shooting”
He says no other details are being released while the investigation is ongoing.

Grambling President Rick Gallo is back from his trip to Washington where he met with President Donald Trump on the administration’s commitment to making historically black colleges and universities a priority. Gallo says, from a funding standpoint, it makes a huge difference when the White House has promised to be involved…:
CUT 14 (09) “we’re encouraged”
HBCU Presidents are calling for $25 billion dollars for infrastructure, college readiness, financial aid and other priorities.

With today marking the start of Lent, it’s a big time time of the year for the state’s seafood industry. Chairman of the state’s seafood promotion and marketing board, Chalin DeLaune, says there’s a good supply of crawfish and oysters, but shrimp production is down in this state….
cut 26 (10) “…as well”