2:30 LRN newscast

One year after the state legislature restored voting rights for some convicted felons, there’s an effort to allow certain convicts to be eligible for jury duty. Baton Rouge Representative Ted James says his legislation would allow convicted felons to be called for jury duty once they are off parole or probation for five years
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The House Criminal Justice Committee sent the proposal to the full House after a 9-6 vote. Bossier City Republican Raymond Crews says his constituents are against this bill…
cut 4 (09) “…with you”

Tomorrow, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Louisiana to meet with community and faith leaders in St. Landry Parish impacted by the three black churches burned down by a suspected arsonist. 21-year-old Holden Matthews faces arson and hate crime charges.

A state board has taken the first step towards a 450 million dollar Superdome renovation project , set to be completed before the 2024 Superbowl…
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The state’s Congressional delegation announces that residents impacted by the 2016 floods will be eligible to receive Restore Louisiana grants, even if they received an S-B-A loan. Congressman Garret Graves says HUD is moving forward on issuing guidance after a strong lobbying effort…
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