2:30 LRN Newscast

The Westwego City Council in suburban New Orleans votes unanimously to not allow any permitting of a proposed 500 million dollar Wanhua chemical storage and distribution facility. Councilmember Glen Green says the public and council had serious concerns
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The site selected is across the river from the Audubon Park and Zoo.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has arrested an 18-year-old from Homer for fatally shooting bald eagle with a rifle nearly three years ago in Claiborne Parish. L-D-W-F spokesperson Adam Einck says Daniel Smith’s loose lips did him in…
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If convicted, Smith faces jail time and up to 100,000 dollars in fines.

136 square miles of Iberville, Pointe Coupee and St. Landry parishes will see a $15.5 million expansion of high-speed internet access as part of the federal program known as ReConnect. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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At the White House today, President Donald Trump signed a new trade deal with Mexico and China. Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says this trade deal has the potential to empty every grain bin and cold storage facility in the state. The President calls the agreement a colossal victory for farmers and manufacturers.