10:30 Newscast, March 21st, 2015

Police are investigating the case of a man who walked into the New Orleans airport wielding a machete and slashing at TSA officers while spraying them with bug spray before being shot several times. The Jefferson Parish sheriff’s office say a TSA officer and traveler sustained non-life threatening injuries apparently from pullets fired at the suspect by a sheriff’s deputy. The man, 62-year-old Richard White of Kenner, is in serious condition at a hospital.

It’s been pouring rain in most parts of northwest Louisiana and a flash flood watch remains in effect for the region until at tomorrow afternoon. Michael Berry with the National Weather Service in Slidell says this rain is hitting already saturated ground…:
CUT 5 (07) “through the weekend”
Berry says they’re expecting rainfall amounts of two to four inches, with some areas possibly getting six inches of rain.

The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival poster is getting a lot of attention this year as some are calling it beautiful art and others feel it’s offensive and racist. The painting depicts two black children surrounded by strawberries. Festival spokeswoman Shelley Matherne says art is subjective and interpretive…:
CUT 9 (04) “strawberry industry”
But the Greater NAACP of Tangipahoa Parish says the poster is a reminder of blackface performers and is offensive and distasteful.

A small adjustment was made by the Louisiana Board of Ethics which would let lobbyists spend a little more wining and dining state lawmakers starting July 1. The cap had been $58 dollars on food and drink for a public official per occasion, and the approval next fiscal year was a cap of $60.