15:30 Newscast, March 1st, 2017

Louisiana HBCU leaders are pleased with the president’s commitment to making historically black institutions a priority. Jeff Palermo reports…:
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A video of an escaped inmate flying through the air in a truck while trying to evade Webster Parish cops is going viral. Sheriff Gary Sexton says it’s a miracle nobody was hurt, especially considering the truck landed on top of a vehicle occupied by a woman…:
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He says thankfully 18-year-old Kevonte Austin is back in custody.

Two Sulphur residents are dead after a fire broke out in their home early this morning. Sulphur Fire Chief Dan Selph says the fire was called in by a neighbor and a witness who saw it from the interstate. He says when crews arrived it was evident that entering the home was not an option. He says it was a full blown defensive attack…:
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The victims were a 58 year old woman and a 68 year old man.

Early national polls indicate that a majority of viewers approved of the speech by President Donald Trump last night before Congress. But executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party Stephen Handwerk still doesn’t believe President Trump will make America great again:
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Louisiana’s Republican delegation believes President Donald Trump sent the right message.