11:30 Newscast January 28th, 2015

Sasol says it will delay a decision on whether or not it will make the final announced investment into the proposed gas-to-liquids plant in southwest Louisiana. The South African energy company says they’re holding off on the 14 billion dollar phase of the project due to tumbling oil prices. LSU Center for Energy Studies Executive Director David Dismukes says this was a massive project to begin with…:
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Sasol has already approved an $8.1 billion dollar ethane cracker in Westlake but right now says they are working to conserve as much money as possible in the wake of falling oil prices.

Police in Slidell have arrested a man for allegedly breaking into someone’s home to rob it, then passing out drunk on the couch. They say the homeowner woke up this morning and found 31-year-old Sharrod McCullum sound asleep in his living room. The suspect is booked with simple burglary and criminal damage to property.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has agreed to a meeting with two civil rights leaders in the aftermath of reports that Scalise spoke to a group of white supremacists in 2002. The pair want to ask Scalise to help advance civil and human rights issues, like the renewal of the Voting Rights Act. Political analyst Clancy Dubos thinks this is a good move for the Congressman…:
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Scalise has acknowledged it was a mistake to speak to the group and has apologized.

The State Fire Marshal’s office says a fire destroyed a home in Ouachita Parish this morning and two adult occupants were found dead inside. They say firefighters were dispatched to the Calhoun residence around 5am. The investigation into the cause of the blaze is an active one.