4:30 PM Newscast

58-year-old Geraldine Carmouche was killed last night at a New Orleans parade after reportedly trying to pass between two floats, tripping, and being run over. New Orleans Councilwoman Kristian Palmer says thankfully you almost never see this happen.
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Over in Lafourche Parish, a school traffic guard is dead after being struck by a truck driven by 83-year-old Jerry Matt of Thibodeaux while directing traffic along Highway 20 near Chackbay Elementary School this morning. The victim has 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.  State Police Trooper Brent Hardy says he faces a slew of charges.
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Bond is set at one million.

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 from July to December they transferred about $42-million dollars to the state treasury.

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Chopin says there is currently a rare, eight-month drought of multistate games rising into major jackpot territory, which has had an impact on ticket sales.

The Board of Regents approves a new policy that could result in financial penalties for universities that do not comply with minimum admissions requirements for incoming students. Higher Ed Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed says a school will be flagged for review if they allow too many students in, who do not meet requirements like minimum GPA, or ACT.

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