330PM LRN News

An estimated 36,000 convicted felons who’ve been out of jail for at least five years can now register to vote thanks to a state law that went into effect March 1st. To register, an eligible felon must get a certification letter from Probation and Parole. Voters Organized to Educate Director Checo Yancy says it took five years of lobbying, but…
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Yancy served 20 years in Angola.
32-year-old Tashonty Taylor, son of an NOPD officer, remains in jail on a 510-thousand dollar bond after New Orleans Police say he drunkenly plowed into a group of bicyclists on Saturday night, killing two and injuring seven. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino predicts a 5 to 30 year sentence.
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It’s the first week of March, but it feels more like January. Jeff Palermo has more on this artic blast…
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A Greenwood man allegedly murdered his cousin on Sunday and is now in jail facing second degree charges. Police investigators say 76-year-old Jerold Barron was in an argument with his 47-year-old cousin Terry Lee, when Barron shot Lee in the chest sometime around 7 last night. The dispute allegedly centered on living arrangements in the house that was owned by Barron.