1030 Newscast April 29

You might not know it, but today is Election Day in Louisiana. Voters in 46 parishes will be deciding on vacancies in the state House, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and the Lake Charles Mayor’s office. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says there is also a big Senate race.

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

The National Weather Service is calling for an enhanced risk of severe weather this weekend in northwest Louisiana with the potential for large hail, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes. Forecaster CS Ross says heavy rainfall is also possible.

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Forecasters say the system will make its way to the eastern side of the state after midnight.

A proposal heading to the Senate floor would require universities to make an action plan to prevent unplanned pregnancies. New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop spent decades working in higher ed and says just two percent of teen mothers complete college by age 30.

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Governor Edwards was on hand for the groundbreaking of DHL and Graphic Packaging International’s new folding carton operation and logistic center that will be built in Monroe. Edwards says GPI will continue to employ 800 workers at their mill in West Monroe and will move their folding cartons operation to the new Monroe facility.

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