16:30 LRN Newscast March 30th

According to the 2017 Louisiana Survey, optimism in the future of the state is on the rise. Emelie Gunn has more…
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Authorities say a 15-year-old high school student who posted threats on social media that led to the closure of Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans has been arrested. Police say the teen posted a photo on Snapchat that said “Don’t come to school tomorrow and there were several weapons in the picture.

Three death row inmates have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to end an Angola prison policy that automatically sends prisoners serving death sentences into solitary confinement for the length of their incarceration. Attorney Betsy Ginsberg represents the men and says there has to be a limit to what the system can do to inmates…
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The Department of Corrections says they do not comment on pending litigation.

Legislation has been filed that would require TOPS recipients who leave Louisiana after graduating to pay 50-percent of their scholarship back to the state over time. Alexandria Senator Jay Luneau hopes this encourages students to stay and work in Louisiana, but the bill also saves the state money if graduates choose to leave…:
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