08:30 Newscast February 27, 2015

The Jindal administration will propose a budget for next fiscal year to lawmakers that’s expected to include significant cuts to higher education and health care. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with the homicide of a Lake Arthur man. They say 18-year-old Roderick Cawthrone, Jr. and 26-year-old Brett Hebert, both of Lake Arthur, face first degree murder charges in the death of 73-year-old Charles Talen, Sr. Talen was found dead in his home Sunday. Authorities say more arrests are expected.

The new movie “Focus”, featuring Will Smith, hits theatres today and it’s just one of several major Louisiana shot movies to be released this year. Chris Stelly, Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment, says other Louisiana films scheduled to open this year include “Pitch Perfect 2″ in May and “Jurassic World” in June. Stelly says he’s looking forward to seeing “Get Hard” starring Will Farrell and Kevin Hart that will open next month…

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This summer will also see the release of “Terminator Genisys” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in July and the reboot of the “Fantastic Four” franchise in August.

CLECO shareholders have approved the sale of the Pineville-based utility company, but the Public Service Commission still has to give its consent. PSC Commissioner Clyde Holloway says he expects a vote before the PSC during the latter part of the third quarter of this year…

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A North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment Corporation is seeking to purchase CLECO.