13:30 Newscast, March 27th, 2017

It was a deadly weekend on our state highways. State Police say their troopers investigated 10 fatal crashes that resulted in 15 deaths of people. Sgt. Jared Sandifer says knowing that these crashes could have been avoided continues to frustrate law enforcement…:
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He says lack of seatbelt use, impairment and even excessive speed contributed to the crashes. Also several involved a vehicle crossing into the opposite lane of travel.

A nationwide shortage of doctors is expected to impact Louisiana. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts we could see 88-thousand fewer doctors by 2025. Dean of the School of Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, Dr. Steve Nelson, says Medicaid expansion has put a strain on doctors…:
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He also says doctors are aging, which means there are fewer of them still able to practice.

Two weeks to go before the legislative session and we’re still waiting on Governor John Bel Edwards to announce his tax reform plans. Jeff Palermo reports…:
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A new report indicated the majority of Louisiana residents support raising taxes to fund education and other state services. According to the 2017 Louisiana Study, 62 percent of those polled support tax increases for spending on K-12, and 59 percent for higher education. 53 percent support more taxes for health care, and 57 percent for transportation infrastructure.