1230 LRN News EDIT

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy is recovering from a gunshot wound, while two suspects are dead after a shooting during a drug bust outside of an IHOP restaurant in Gretna. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says an investigation is underway into the shooting as they make sure the ballistics matches up with what witnesses have said…
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The deputy is in stable condition, and is thought to have been hit by friendly fire.
A AAA study shows a third of Americans would be a lot more likely to take a road trip this summer if the price of gas remains low. AAA estimates the average price of gallon of regular this this spring will be 20 cents lower than it was last year. Fuel analyst Don Redman.
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LSU is launching the state’s largest ever education fundraising effort, aiming to raise 1.5 billion dollars for the entire LSU system. 60 percent of the funds raised will go towards academics, and the other 40 percent will fund athletics. LSU Foundation spokesperson Sarah Whitaker says giving money is an investment in the state’s future.
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1.35 billion will go towards academics, athletics, and alumni engagement at the flagship Baton Rouge campus, 146 million will focus on health and biomedical facilities, and 29 million will head to LSU Alexandria, Eunice, and Shreveport.