06:30 Newscast February 23, 2015

A group of LSU students believe the legislature should approve a constitutional amendment that protects higher education from budget cuts. Higher ed and health care are not protected and they will likely take the brunt of next fiscal year’s budget cuts. Mass communications student David Scotton leads an effort to get such an amendment proposed

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Scotton has helped gather over one-thousand signatures of LSU students who support the idea for a constitutional amendment to protect higher education.

The iconic Louisiana Cajun food company Savoie’s is celebrating 60 years in business. The company headquarters remain at the original grocery site on LA 742 just east of Opelousas. Robert vanLeeuwen is a vice president at Savoie and he says sixty years is a real milestone as there are not many “niche” food products companies who reach that age in Louisana

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Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana due to the adverse winter weather expected over northern and central Louisiana over the next day or so. A winter storm warning is in effect for northwestern Louisiana this morning, while north, central, and southwestern Louisiana are under winter weather and freezing rain advisories. I -49 in Caddo Parish has been closed due to winter weather conditions.

Many parents will be happy to hear that the Google online video library YouTube is now offering a more age appropriate medium for children. YouTube Kids is a free app and it launches today for Android devices. LSU professor Jenson Moore who specializes in digital media says this is a major evolution in social video…

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