16:30 Newscast, March 1st, 2017

Republicans are pleased with President Trump’s address to Congress last night, Democrats are not. 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 the President’s speech should ease the minds of many skeptics…:
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The Louisiana Democratic Party still doesn’t believe President Trump will make America great.

A Baton Rouge man convicted of beating his 5-year-old son to death was sentenced to life in prison today. 38-year-old Vernell Day Jr. was found guilty of second degree murder in the death of Jay’v’une Bergin in February, and learned his jail time today. One of the doctors who treated the child testified his injuries were as bad as what you might see in a car crash. Bergin died in August of 2014.

Two Sulphur residents are dead after a fire broke out in their home early this morning. Sulphur Fire Chief Dan Selph says they suspected the two were inside, but they had to make the difficult decision not to get aggressive and enter the burning home…:
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The victims were a 58 year old woman and a 68 year old man.

Grambling President Rick Gallot 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. He says they’re hoping Congress will will bolster Mr. Trump’s action…:
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HBCU Presidents are calling for $25 billion dollars for infrastructure, college readiness, financial aid and other priorities.