3:30 LRN Newscast May 28

A human skull found in Cameron Parish more than three years ago has been identified as missing 58-year old Sally Hines of Texas. Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson says San Antonio police, who took the initial missing person report, is leading the investigation and many questions remain unanswered.

Cut 11 (08) “…the body.”

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 highlighted a few of the major investments they were able to make thanks to the American Rescue Act Assistance, including infrastructure.

Cut 13 (11)“..lines”

The unemployment trust fund was also replenished with 490 million dollars.

After 15 seasons and one national championship at LSU, baseball coach Paul Mainieri is stepping down. 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.” 

Millions of drivers 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 lost their lives in fatal crashes this year in Louisiana so put down the phone and buckle up to prevent more fatalities…

Cut 6 (8) “…they’re used too”

Last year more than 800 were killed in traffic fatalities in Louisiana.