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217 5am show Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:01:28 +0000 217 5am show 217 5am show KADN topping the hour democrats in the senate may be a little exhausted this morning after they held yet another overnight debate in opposition to one of president trump's nominations.debate over oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt's nomination for head of the environmental protection agency stretched well into the early hours this morning.several democrats criticized pruitt's close relationship to industries he would be tasked with regulating, like the fossil fuels spite of democratic opposition pruitt is expected to sail through the confirmation vote later todaydemocrats are a minority in the senate, 48-to-52, and only one republican, susan collins of maine, has said she will not support pruitt's candidacy.pruitt is not the first trump nominee to be the subject of late night debate. tom price and jeff sessions were among the handful of nominees to receive a similar treatment. 3 also new this morning.....we're heading to the capital city where state lawmakers will begin their fifth day of the current special session so far there have been a series of proposals and counter proposals about balancing the more than 3 hundred million dollar budget. klaf's kristen dray spoke with a local policital specialist on the current atmosphere in baton rouge. <"they're all kind of under pressure."10 days to figure out how to fix one of the worst budget deficits in the country"usually everybody has to give a little and that's probably what going to happen this time."dr. pearson cross a polical science professor at u-l says it's going to be a compromise bill. conservatives are against using the rainy day fund but cameron henry a republican state representative is showing lenicy."henry's willingness to use 75 million of the rainy day fund indicates that he is willing to give that much, he's not holding the hard line."so now it's a matter of negotiation."there's going to be cuts but how big are those cuts going to be?"even students at u-l seem to see both sides"i think it is a rainy day and i think we do need to dip into it becasue i think we need to get back on our feet." "making cuts is a smart choice in certain areas. we've already made a lot of cuts as far as education goes in the past year due to the deficit that we have been in and that's definitely effecting a lot of students including myself."depending on how much is taken from the rainy day fund, dr. pearson says those cuts may really rain on some companies across the state. "with only 4 months left in the fiscal year, that means those cuts would fall on agencies that may not be prepared to face those cuts ."> a final decision on fixing the budget deficit will be made next wednesday when the special session ends. 3 now to a story we've been following for you......ul students will finally get a chance to see the latest edition of the university's magazine la louisiane after waiting for it to be released for over a year this issue covers both the fall 2016 and winter 2017 semesters---when typically the magazine just covers one at a time.with all the controversy over it's publishing date was highlighted back in november......ul lafayette has removed any publishing promises from its magazine--la louisiane---and its website. 3 in our crime watch this morning.. a st. landry parish man, on the run, was captured in new mexico and is now facing a first degree murder charge in connection to the death of a neighbor. stoney bergeron is accused of killing clayborn pinder back in september of last year. detectives made a welfare check on pinder and found him dead in his home. investigators found the home had been broken into and his car was stolen. other agencies helped locate the stolen vehicle in texas then new mexico. bergeron is in the st. landry parish jail with no bond. a teen was cut and three others injured over a social media post at loreauville high school yesterday morning. iberia parish deputies responed to a cafateria fight at 7-15 involving an 18 and 16-year-old female. at some point during the fight deputes say the 16-year-old allegedly pulled a knife and cut the 18-year-old several times. the fight was broken up by a school employee. in the meantime a second fight began between two 16- year-olds. police report no weapons were involved in that incident. the 18-year-old was brought to an area hospital for her injuries. the employee refused treatment. the other three teens were taken into custody and released to their parents. these three breaux bridge men are facing drug and firearm charges after a stolen property complaint. the investigation lead to the arrest of cory fisher, ramie tauzin and nicholas chaisson. st. martin parish deputies say they arrived at a home in the 1-thousand block of amelie drive in breaux bridge around seven wednesday night. that's were deputies found the men with meth and guns. all three were booked into the st. martin parish correctional center on firearm and drug related charges. no bond is set. the lafayette parish sheriff's office are looking for suspects wanted in connection with several vehicle burglaries. the vehicles were located on herlile circle and gendarme road in carencro. surveillance captured one of the suspects walking away from a vehicle. anyone who can identify this suspect is asked to call lafayette crime stoppers at 2-3-2-tips. 3 a special report for you this friday morning.....this month, we are going behind the musich and catching up with a few local artists here in lafayette to get their intake on competing on a national television competiton show. acadiana has been no stranger to incredible music which dates back to the 1920's when the first song was published here by a cajun band called "lets go to lafayette".....since's paved the way for modern musicians like season 11's voice contestant and lafayette native lane mack to take his journey down the road to stardom mack says that although it was has opened many doors for his career and taught him some valuable lessons. <whatever you're doing, go at it with a passion, make sure that it's the best, and if it's not the best to someone else, who cares, as long as you know that's the best that you can do, at the end of the day, that's the only thing that's going to matter>> later in our next half hour......find out exactly what was going on in mack's mind as he competed against some of the nation's best vocalist and was coached by one of the world's biggest'll also get a chance to hear what advice he has to offer for those here looking to start their trip down the road to stardom as well. 3 we've been talking mardi gras pretty much all this month... and now it's time for some real action.. so here's what's going on this weekend.. saturday the rio parade will rollout right here in lafayette. the parade is known for its colorful floats, rocking bands and some of the best beads and throws in acadiana! the route starts on evangeline throughway and ends at cajun field. it's expected to kick off at 6-30 p-m some more gold fun happening sunday ---the scott business association will kick off their 21st annual mardi gras parade. roads will be closed starting at 11 that morning and here's a heads out for everyone out there........any vehicles or trailers placed on grassy areas between south frontage road and interstate 10 before 6 a-m sunday, will be towed as well as any vehicles blocking roads or near hydrants. the parade is set to roll on at 1 p-m. sticking to your parade season.....the lafayette police department will continue preparing this morning to ensure the public's safety during this year's festivities klaf's toi thornton has the details on what to expect before heading out to this weekend's parade route. <residents may have to scream 'throw me somethin' mister a little louder and listen for bands a little harder. "barricades started going out today"lafayette consolidate government has posted up barricades along most of saturday's parade route. "safety. that's the primary purpose. to keep the parade route clear, to designate an area where people are supposed to be and an area where the actual parade is supposed to pass."lafayette police department spokesperson karl ratcliff says the idea is to keep safety first."its as simple as that. to keep everybody safe and have thopse clear boundaries so we can avoid any kinds of accidents and any potential safety hazards."ratcliff says barricades are a huge part of why there hasn't been many issues at parades in recent years.while residents won't be able to go up to the floats or take pictures with band members--they say they can appreciate the barricades. "it's safe for the kids to me." "to me its the best thing to have the barricades.""i think putting the barricades in place is an actual smart thing to do for the city."each resident i spoke to recalled instances of children running out into the street and being hit by a tractor."protection for the children.""sometimes the children get loose you know and the parents, some of them not paying attention to the children. they all excited.""i've heard of kids getting out there and actually getting run over by the floats themselves."and they all agree on what's most important. "safety that's more important to me. the kids, number 1 priority.""safety is more important than fun.""i think safety would be the key to keeping everybody safe."> that was toi thornton reportingthere are barricades along the parade route from the northside to downtown. officer ratcliff says they will finish putting them out this afternoon. and coming up.. meteorologist grace lim will take us outdoors to tell us how the weather is looking as you get ready to hit the road this morning.......a look at her full forecast next--

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