11:30 Newscast, May 31st, 2017

The full House approves a measure that would allow drug felons to be eligible for food stamps, as they currently are not. Winnsboro Representative Steve Pylant, a former sheriff, proposed an amendment to require those eligible to submit to routine drug tests in order to receive the benefits to ensure they are properly being used…:
Cut 4 (10) “most of em are”
The bill, with the amendment, heads to the Senate on a 77-17 vote.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has released a statement about the incident in which a dog was killed after allegedly being dragged by a vehicle in the Slidell area. Captain Daniel Seuzeneau says they are not happy about The Humane Society sending out a news release on the matter because it’s has only hindered the investigation…:
Cut 6 (10) “accurate”
He says the man involved has been cooperating and the investigation’s findings will be released once complete.

This afternoon the House is slated to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax.:
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A study out of Australia finds late night phone usage could hurt teens’ sleep quality and mental health. Clinical psychologist Michelle Moore with the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans says the bright light on the screen isn’t the only thing keeping them awake…:
Cut 10 (09) “good sleep at night”
She says the best solution is to take the phone away from your kid at night.