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Headlines – April 28, 2017

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-04-28

Duration: 00:04:41

Subjects: Battle of Liberty Place | Monuments | Confederate States of America | Abortion | Wearable video devices in police work | Baton Rouge Police Department | Transportation


  • Moreau, Andre Host


This segment from the April 28, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the City of New Orleans removing the controversial Battle of Liberty Place monument, the first of four Confederate monuments to be removed; a federal judge striking down a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital; the Baton Rouge Metro Council allocating $2.2 million to outfit all Baton Rouge police officers with body cameras; the American Society of Civil Engineers giving Louisiana a “D+” on their infrastructure report card; and the State of Louisiana paying back a $370 million loan ahead of schedule.