1:30 LRN Newscast

58-year-old Geraldine Carmouche has been identified as the woman who was struck and killed by a moving float at the Nyx Parade in New Orleans last night. Police are calling it a horrible accident.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a school traffic guard was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic on Highway 20 near Chackbay Elementary School this morning. He’s been identified as Larry Boudreaux, an Army Veteran.

Lottery contributions to the state treasury see a downturn due to a lack of big jackpots from multi-state games. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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Summerfield High School Principal Brian Biggs is in the Claiborne Parish jail after being arrested this morning at his home for multiple sex crimes. State Police Trooper Brent Hardy says bond for the 54-year-old is set at $1 million after being booked on a slew of charges.
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Hardy says the investigation began after authorities heard from concerned parents who accused Biggs of acting inappropriately with their child on the internet.

The Board of Regents has revised its minimum admission standards policy in reaction to LSU’s new holistic admission approach which has resulted in more students being accepted to the state’s flagship university…
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That’s Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed who says the tougher admissions standards now call for campuses to be penalized.