9:30 LRN Newscast March 30

The Louisiana House approves legislation that calls for a 30-year contract extension between the state and Harrah’s land-based casino in New Orleans. House Speaker Taylor Barras says the deal also calls for Harrah’s to make a 350-million dollar investment in the gaming property. Harrah’s is already planning their big expansion…

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A Walker High Senior who says he’s being threatened with expulsion over the length of his hair has taken to social media to fight back against the school. Jeremy McLain and others say this isn’t the first time the subject has come up. Students with long or colored hair were threatened with getting kicked out of school…

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One student was even reported as having been barred from walking on graduation day.

Elmer Chocolate in Ponchatoula is carrying on a 163 year old tradition as Easter.

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Louisiana is recovering from one of the worst flu epidemics in recent memory with the number of cases dropping. After being one of the hardest hit states in the nation, Dr. Frank Welch says Louisiana is actually looking better off now than most of the south.

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But Welch still recommends anyone suffering from flu like symptoms avoid other people, and visit your doctor.