5:30 PM Newscast

Authorities arrest three people in the brutal murder of an elderly Zachary woman who was found bound with duct tape by her husband. Matt Doyle has the story…

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Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval is introducing legislations in the upcoming session that would see handheld cell phone use prohibited while driving.  Current law only sees that restriction in place while in a school zone.  Huval says the bill is meant to curb distracted driving.

Congressman and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham raised a million dollars in the first hundred days of his campaign to unseat Governor Edwards. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the best part about pocketing this kind of cash early in the race is that the Congressman can pour it all into boosting his own name, while outside big money organizations tear into his main target, Governor Edwards.

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New legislation could place the country of origin of imported mudbugs and shrimp on the local seafood menu. Larose Representative Truck Gisclair says if the crustaceans are from out of the country he wants to know…

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The bill will be heard in the legislative session that begins on April 9.  Gisclair says he is not concerned with labeling shrimp and crawfish from states like Texas and Alabama.