15:30 Newscast April 26,2017

The House Education Committee advances a measure that would ban corporal punishment of any kind in public schools. Jeff Palermo reports…:
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A former Destrehan High School teacher is found not guilty of two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Prosecutors accused 34-year-old Shelley Dufrense of having sex on two different occasions with a student in Jefferson Parish. But the judge found no evidence that it occurred. Dufrense previously plead guilty to obscenity in St. Charles Parish.


A measure that would man sanctuary city policies passes out of a House Committee on a tight 8 to 7 vote. Baton Rouge native Melissa Yarborough spoke out against the measure and says this bill states that communities are better off without illegal aliens. She says her life was flipped upside down when her fiancé was deported.
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First-time opioid prescriptions in Louisiana would be limited to a 7 day supply under a bill that advanced out of a House committee. Former Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who supports the measure, says doctors would also have to talk to their patients about the risks involved with taking pain pills to open a dialogue…:
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The measure now heads to the House floor for more discussion.