1230PM LRN News

A 54-year-old wheelchair bound pedestrian was struck and killed in Lafourche Parish yesterday. Carl Guidry was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver of the vehicle that struck him, 77-year-old Charles Richard Junior passed an on scene alchol test. Louisiana State Police Trooper Jesse LaGrange says Guidry had strayed out into the road…
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Full toxicology results are still pending.
A new bill that requires background checks for not only the sale of a firearm, but also the temporary transfer of a firearm, has passed in the Democrat-controlled House. However, it’s anticipated that it will not advance beyond the GOP-controlled Senate. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise says the bill turns law-abiding citizens into criminals.
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State Police are stepping up patrol for Mardi Gras, sending over 170 troopers to the New Orleans area leading up to Fat Tuesday. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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