Merger of LSUS and Louisiana Tech is closer to reality

A legislative committee approves a plan to merge LSUS and Louisiana Tech. The bill now moves on to the full House.

A bid to make LSU's Shreveport campus a branch campus of Louisiana Tech University has started advancing in the Legislature. What do you think? It's a hot topic on the KSLA News 12 Facebook page. Click here to join the conversation!

It was a showdown on student loan interest rates on Capitol Hill today. Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill today, keeping interest rates on federal college loans from doubling July 1 in an election-year battle aimed at the hearts - and votes - of millions of students and their parents.

Paying the parking ticket. There are thousands of dollars of late parking tickets in downtown Shreveport alone. Now the council is looking at doubling the late fees (from $25 to $50) to get them to pay up. Do you think this will work? We will have an update on KSLA News 12 at 5.

Get ready for more storms today, but perhaps not as strong as yesterday. StormTracker Steve is tracking them at 5.

Mark your calendar: we are having a Stormtracker 12 Weather Radio Programming Day on Wednesday, May 16 from Noon - 7p.m. at Academy Sports in Bossier City. You can have your weather radio programmed by the Stormtracker 12 Weather team. You can even bring a radio you already have or you can purchase one at Academy on the spot and have it programmed. We've teamed up with Academy to make Midland Weather Radios available for sale. Don't forget to grab some batteries!

See you at 5.