17:30 Newscast February 24th, 2015

The parishes along the Louisiana-Arkansas border are under a winter storm warning thru most of tomorrow as a significant snowfall is expected. Marty Mayeaux, with the National Weather Service, says they are expecting more than a light dusting…:
CUT 7 (09) “we can expect”
Several parishes along I-20 and to the south of the interstate are under a winter weather advisory. Mayeaux says the road conditions along I-20 will be even worse that it has been the last couple of days.

The statewide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has reached $2.15 cents, a two cent jump from the day before. American Automobile Association fuel analyst Don Redman says gas prices have been on the rise for a month and it’s not a surprise…:
CUT 6 (08) “spring time”
The statewide average a month ago was a $1.88.

The Board of Regents approved a plan which would create a uniform policy for Louisiana’s colleges in how they deal with sexual assault claims. Higher education commissioner Joe Wallo says higher ed institutions have to develop a protocol to follow when someone comes forward with a sexual assault allegation…:
CUT 10 (08) “fair treatment”
Wallo says colleges must work with local law enforcement on response efforts and also ban retaliation against someone who files a sexual misconduct complaint.

Viking Cruises announces a major venture to begin offering trips along the Mississippi River from the Port of New Orleans. The plan is to have the operation going by 2017 when two boats launch per year which take passengers on a journey upriver from The Big Easy to St. James, East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana Parish and on up to Memphis, Tennessee and Minnesota. The move means hundreds of jobs and a boost to the state’s tourism industry according to Governor Bobby Jindal.