12:30 LRN Newscast May 28

After 15 seasons and one national championship at LSU, Paul Mainieri has announced he’s retiring as a college baseball coach. Mainieri has the most career victories among active Division one coaches, but his team had a losing record in SEC play this year. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins says the 63-year-old is also dealing with health issues…

Cut 3 (10)  “…left to prove.” 

With two weeks left in the session, the Legislature approves a record 38-billion-dollar spending plan for the fiscal year starting in July. Senate President Page Cortez says because of federal assistance there were a lot of things they could accomplish so lawmakers didn’t argue about the little things.

Cut 12 (08)   “…Senate.” 

Despite frequent talk of increasing early childhood education funding, no additional dollars were allocated to it.

A human skull found in Cameron Parish more than three years ago has been identified as 58-year-old Sally Hines of San Antonio. Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson says it was a local woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, saw a computer-generated image of what the skull would resemble in person that connected the dots.

Cut 10 (11) “…at zero.

A clean-up crew found the head on highway 27 between Hackberry and Holly Beach in March of 2018.

Millions of are expected to hit the roadway this Memorial Day weekend and the Louisiana Transportation Department advises travelers to exercise extra caution. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says 330 people have been killed in fatal crashes this year so put down the phone and buckle up…

Cut 6 (8) “…they’re used too”

Last year over 800 drivers died in Louisiana.