Papal Election - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Papal Election

Good afternoon. I'm Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. After a day and a half of discussion, meditation, and prayer, the 115 voting cardinals reached agreement today on the man they believe should lead the Catholic Church. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now the Pope. The name chosen for him.... Pope Francis the First... A fitting name since he is the first Latin American pope ever and the first Jesuit to serve. As bells echoed across Rome, thousands rushed into an already packed St. Peter's Square to be a part of history.

Bond has been set at 350 thousand dollars for 23 year old murder suspect Jordan Davis of Lake Charles. Davis was captured in Texas yesterday. He's the suspect in the murder of 33 year old Quinton Lede who was shot and killed outside a Lake Charles nightclub off of Highway 90 early Sunday morning.

And Governor Bobby Jindal may have decided Louisiana won't expand its medicaid program... But state lawmakers aren't convinced it's the right thing to do... turning down billions of dollars that could help the poor with medical costs. State Senator Dan "Blade" Morrish and other lawmakers are asking for more details about the costs and benefits of an expansion. Morrish says the people of Louisiana deserve to know whether state leaders are making the right decision refusing billions of dollars in federal health care funding. Join today at Five and Six for these stories, and Wade Hampton's pinpoint forecast.

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