4:30 PM Newscast

When LSU athletics unveiled a 28-million dollar complex for the football team this week it inspired one alum to start a Go-Fund-Me campaign for a new library. Brooke Thorington has more.

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The wife of a Concordia Parish deputy shot in the line of duty yesterday has offered an update via Facebook. Pamala Michelle Mackel expects her husband Walter to be in the hospital for the next few days as the bullet his left lung and kidney. The bullet has not been removed due to concerns of it causing further damage. The suspect that shot at the deputy is dead following an exchange of gunfire with the deputy.

A Lafayette judge is the target of scrutiny after ordering a bailiff to tape a defendant’s mouth shut.  15th Judicial District Court Judge Marilyn Castle has Michael Duhon’s mouth taped after multiple interruptions.  Was the judge in the right to pull this rarely seen maneuver?  Lafayette Attorney Tommy Guilbeau says a judge can order someone to be bound, gagged, duck taped, or removed from the courtroom.

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The ACLU calls the incident shocking, dehumanizing, and brutal.

The Louisiana Outdoor Expo and Boat Show is this weekend at the newly renovated Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette. Organizer Rob Kirkpatrick says there’s something for everyone at this three-day event

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Tickets are $12.50 for adults, while kids five and under get in for free.