12:30 LRN Newscast 02/27/2018

A controversial parent group is auctioning off AR-15s, along with other weapons, to raise money for a Franklin school. Matt Doyle has more.

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The House of Representatives is quiet today as members are off. Fingers have been pointing all over the capitol in explanation of why the budget crunch cannot be fixed.

Baton Rouge Black Caucus member Ted James says his caucus will not cow-down to pressure of putting a financial burden on the poor.

James says he and his coalition will not back down during this session. He says he would rather head to the house first.

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Governor Edwards has declared a State of Emergency for several parishes along the Mississippi, Ouachita and Red Rivers. Flood watches and warnings remain in effect through Thursday afternoon as an additional two to four inches of rainfall is expected.  GOHSEP spokesman Mike Steele says river forecasters say this could be just the start of an extended period in which flooding will continue to impact areas already water logged.

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