10:30 AM Newscast

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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A 19-year-old frat member has been arrested, accused of breaking into Tiger Stadium on separate occasions and causing $8000 in damages to the field with an ATV. The field was under construction and without grass at the time and just had a new drainage system installed when Delta Chi member Clayton Fleetwood used of the ATV on the field area caused enough ruts/damage to require the precision grading to be repeated.

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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Two taxiways at the airport are also set to undergo construction in the fall, part of a 40 million dollar project.

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 if a person is caught throwing hate-related throws in the proposed bill…

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