2:30 PM Newscast

The death of a woman last night at a New Orleans parade has sparked some calls for a safety overhaul of carnival season, but a New Orleans Councilwoman says that may not be feasible…

cut  2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle”

A school traffic guard is dead after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic along Highway 20 near Chackbay Elementary School this morning. He’s been identified as 67-year-old Larry Boudreaux.

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 the bond for 54-year-old Biggs is set at $1 million. The investigation began after authorities were notified of concerned parents after they accused Biggs of acting inappropriately with children on the internet.
Cut 13 (11) “…request inappropriate images.”
Summerfield High famously produced NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone.
The Louisiana Lottery says the lack of massive Powerball and Mega Million jackpots recently results in fewer dollars for education. Lottery spokesperson Kim Chopin says there is currently a rare, eight-month drought of multistate games rising into major jackpot territory. Chopin believes some players are waiting until those jackpots hit a certain level before participating.
Cut 4 (12) “…big large jackpots.”