10:30 Newscast February 27th, 2015

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols has unveiled the governor’s proposed budget for next year. It calls for a 211 million dollar cut to higher education, which is less than anticipated. The governor is proposing to make 12 refundable tax credits non-refundable which would save the state 526-million dollars and the administration proposes an increase in student fees.

The new movie “Focus”, featuring Will Smith, hits theaters today and it’s just one of many major Louisiana shot movies to be released this year. Scott Carwile reports…:
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This week’s wintry weather that hit Louisiana could result in a lower supply of crawfish this weekend. Mark Shirley, with the LSU AgCenter, says pond water temperatures dropped into the 40′s this week, which keeps crawfish from crawling into traps. Shirley says if you want some crawfish this weekend, you may want to get them early…:
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He says unfortunately the decrease in production will mean the price of the mudbugs will be a bit higher.

Cops are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that killed one person and seriously injured two others Thursday evening in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Zachary Police Department says the wreck happened as a car was turning off Old Scenic when it collided with a truck. Two people in the car were sent to the hospital and another died. The names of those involved have not been released.