1:30 LRN Newscast Feb 27

It’s unclear if legislators will find a solution to a looming one billion dollar budget deficit before the special session ends next Wednesday. Governor John Bel Edwards is meeting with legislative leadership and remains optimistic a deal can be struck…
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House Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on what tax revenue generating bills they should pass to replace expiring sales taxes.

The governor’s office is also keeping an eye on rising river levels. Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita and Rapides parishes are under a state of emergency. GOHSEP spokesperson Mike Steele says the declaration allows the state to coordinate response efforts with local officials…
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LSU has confirmed there is no active investigation on the Tiger basketball program. Yahoo Sports says an NCAA inquiry was started to learn more about Coach Will Wade’s recruiting efforts across the country. Rivals.com says the 2018 class is ranked third in the country. In a press conference Monday, Wade says he’s just looking for the best players for his program…
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LSU said in a statement that it stands for full compliance and partnership with the NCAA and SEC.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office has released the names of three people arrested in last Friday’s shooting on the Southeastern Louisiana campus that left two people injured. One of the individuals is on the S-L-U basketball team. 19-year-old Jabbar Singleton has been charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and carrying a firearm on school property. 19-year-old Jacoby Senegal of Abbeville was booked on attempted murder charges.