08:30 Newscast February 25, 2015

North Louisiana could get multiple inches of snow today. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A winter storm warning remains in effect for parishes along the I-20 corridor and several parishes to the south of the interstate are under a winter weather advisory.

Yesterday, President Obama vetoed the bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The president, on several occasions, stated that he would veto the bill if it passed both houses of Congress. A two-thirds majority of both the Republican controlled House and Senate is needed to override the veto. It appears an override attempt will fall short.

A plan which would create a uniform policy for Louisiana’s colleges in how they deal with sexual assault claims has been approved by the Board of Regents. Higher education commissioner Joe Wallo says the policy is a process that first starts with evaluating the complaint…

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He 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 they’ll begin offering trips along the Mississippi River from the Port of New Orleans beginning in 2017. The specialty-built riverboats will have a full complement of luxury amenities and host up to 300 passengers. Port of New Orleans President Gary LaGrange says there will be amazing itineraries planned…

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Viking’s new service will result in the creation of 417 new direct jobs for Louisiana-based operations and vessel crews with an average salary of $40,000.