4:30 PM Newscast

18-year-old Daniel Smith is under arrest for the alleged killing of a bald eagle, one of the most heavily protected species in the country. Authorities allege the killing took place in February of 2017, and after a long investigation Wildlife and Fisheries spokesperson Adam Einck says they managed to obtain a warrant for his truck where…

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Shooting a bald eagle is a serious offense that can land you jail time and up to 100,000 dollars in fines.

Environmental groups are raising concerns that Formosa Plastics is seeking to build a chemical plant in St. James Parish on top of a slave cemetery, but a private archaeologist says it may not be the case. Co-owner of TerraXplorations Paul Jackson says after investigating the site…

Cut 6 (08) “…1920s”

Three parishes will see an expansion of high-speed internet access as the USDA commits $15.5 million into rural broadband.  USDA rural development state director Roy Holleman says this portion of the Reconnect Program covers 136 square miles of Iberville, Pointe Coupee and St. Landry parishes.

Cut 9 (07) “…and 16 farms.”

The Westwego City Council votes unanimously to not allow any permitting of a proposed 500 million dollar Wanhua chemical storage and distribution facility in it’s suburban New Orleans city limits. Councilmember Glen Green says the public and council had serious concerns safety and environmental risks. The plant would have created 75 new full-time jobs, and 500 construction jobs, but Green says they weren’t particularly interested in bringing on many locals.

Cut 14 (09) “…with that.”