2:30 LRN Newscast Feb 28

New Orleans State Senator Troy Carter files a bill that will ban “hate-related” throws at Mardi Gras parades. Earlier this month a father was stunned when his son caught a racially-themed throw at the Mystic Knights of Adonis parade in Gretna. Carter says all races and ethnicities should be brought together at parades.

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Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans scores a 2.6-million-dollar grant to help expand capacity. The money was won in part because of the work of Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Aviation. Graves says the airport has received nearly ten million dollars in grants since November of 2019

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Louisiana drivers saved money at the pump in 2019 compared to 2018 and are on course to save more this year.  Matt Doyle has the story.

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Tyler Perry orders a second autopsy for his nephew, Gavin Porter, who died at the Union Parish Detention Center this week. Porter who was found dead in his cell Tuesday night died of an apparent suicide according to the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says Porter was placed in solitary confinement Saturday after a fight involving several inmates.