9:30 LRN Newscast March 5

The Baker man accused of fatally shooting LSU Basketball player Wayde Sims is seeking a reduction in his $350,000 bond. Twenty-year-old Dyteon Simpson reportedly wrote a letter to state district judge Don Johnson claiming he’s “totally remorseful.” Legal analyst Franz Borghardt says it’s unlikley Judge Johnson will go along with Simpson’s request. Borghardt says bail is a tool to keep a potential flight risk behind bars.
cut 12 (07) “…and about”

Big crowds are on hand in Lafayette and New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parades despite the chilly temperatures. Despite the cold weather, a traditional Mardi Gras celebration will also take place today in Eunice. Captain of the Eunice Mardi Gras Pat Frey says they expect a thousand people on hand for the festivities…
cut 6 (09) “…Mardi Gras Eunice”
In Eunice, riders in traditional coustmes will ride horseback seeking donations for the community wide gumbo.
Louisiana is partnering with a national pilot project to create a rating system that judges the quality of addiction treatment facilities…
voicer 3 (30) “I’m Matt Doyle”

The percentage of doctor visits as a result of the flu is up to 12-percent in Louisiana. State Assistant Health officer Doctor Joseph Kanter says that’s really high…
cut 7 (04) “….is only four-percent”
Evangel Christian Academy Elementary in Shreveport is closed today and tomorrow, because too many kids are out with the flu