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Headlines – April 10, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-10

Duration: 00:02:13

Subjects: Graduation rates | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Drunk driving


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the April 10, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the Louisiana Department of Education reporting that the high school graduation rate has increased to 74.6%; a federal judge ruling that the $48 million settlement in the class action lawsuit for the Bayou Corne sinkhole was reached fairly; a new centralized state network that will allow all law enforcement agencies to track drunk driving arrests; and the death of Reverend Gardner C. Taylor, the former pastor at Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, at age 96.