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Two-term District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc resigns in the wake of a scandal involving her use of racist slurs in text messages sent to a Sheriff’s Deputy she was having an affair with. The judge admitted to using the slurs, including the n-word about a court employee and an Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputy. The letter was sent to the Secretary of State’s office. Governor Edwards had called for her resignation yesterday.

Coronavirus fears are pushing down oil prices as demand sinks ahead of what could be a major global economic slowdown. That’s contributing to some remarkably low prices at the pump, which LSU Energy Studies Director David Dismukes says could do some real damage to Louisiana’s economy, which functions best when prices are high… 

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he U-S West Texas Intermediate crude fell below 46-dollars a barrel, it’s lowest level since January 2019.

A brutal allergy season is ahead for allergy sufferers. Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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A House bill filed by Jonesboro Republican Jack McFarland aims to allow nighttime hunting for feral hogs on private property any time of the year.  McFarland feels this year’s effort will have a better shot than previous years’ 

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