LRN Newscast 06:30 February 19th

The federal government announces that nearly 185-thousand Louisianans signed up for insurance through the federal Insurance Marketplace as of Sunday’s deadline. Michelle Southern has more…
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The state department of Revenue announces they will begin issuing tax refunds the week of March second, which is a week later than originally planned. Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says the delay is in response to the recent increase and still unfolding developments centered around fraudulent tax returns filed across the country.

A dozen museums under the control of the Secretary of State will be open only one day a week, because of budget cuts to that department. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the reduced hours are in place for the foreseeable future…
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The old state capitol in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport will be in operation for three days a week, instead of five.

Big upset in college baseball last night as Nicholls State defeated second ranked LSU six to three. The Tigers left 17 runners on base, while Colonels first baseman Seth Stevens had two hits and two RBIs.