2:30 LRN Newscast

32-year-old Tashonty Taylor remains in jail on a 510-thousand dollar bond after New Orleans Police say he plowed into a group of bicyclists on Saturday night, killing two and injuring seven. Detectives suspect Toney was impaired and he’s facing counts of vehicular homicide and several other charges. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says Toney faces a lengthy prison sentence…
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Toney reportedly told police he has a drinking problem.

The Louisiana Board of Regents will award grants to ten college campuses in an effort to reduce textbooks for students. Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communication Meg Casper Sunstrom says the total amount distributed is $67,500.
Cut 6 (08) “…about 15,000 students.”
Nicholls and Grambling State were two four-year universities to receive the grant money, the rest of the dollars will go towards community college campuses.

Some felons who’ve been out of jail in Louisiana for at least five years have the right to vote as of March 1st as a result of a law that passed last year. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Temperatures could fall into the low-to-mid 20s tomorrow morning across the northern parishes. National Weather Service forecaster Mario Valverde says clear skies tonight will allow for the below freezing temperatures for a good portion of the state…
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