830 Newscast April 29

Congressman Cedric Richmond has sent a letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in light of rumors the Department of Justice will make a decision on the Alton Sterling case by Tuesday. Richmond says DOJ’s failure to communicate with the public has created angst in the community, as some groups are already preparing for protests if DOJ does not bring forth charges against the Baton Rouge police officers responsible for Sterling’s death.

Today is Election Day in 46 parishes. But Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he’s not expecting a good turnout. He says the early voting turnout was a dismal 14 percent.

Cut 12 (11) “17-18 percent”

To find out if there’s an election in your area, check the Geaux Vote app.

A bill heading to the Senate floor would require Louisiana universities to make an action plan to prevent unplanned pregnancies. New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop says pregnancy prevention should be taught along with time management and money skills because if young people knew better, they would do better.

Cut 5 (08) “very difficult”

The proposal was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

Graphic Packaging International and DHL broke ground on a new folding carton plant outside of Monroe. Governor John Bel Edwards was on hand for the groundbreaking and says this expansion will create jobs in north Louisiana.

Cut 15 (10) “be created”

The new facility will be six times the size of the Mercedes Benz Superdome.