4:30 LRN Newscast May 28

With only 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.

A human skull found in Cameron Parish more than three years ago has been identified as a missing 58-year old San Antonio woman. Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson says it was a computer-generated image of the head that led a concerned citizen to connect the dots and dental records confirmed the findings.

Cut 9 (11) “…Sally Hines.”

After 15 seasons and a national championship at LSU, baseball Coach Paul Mainieri is retiring as a head coach. 63-year old Mainieri led the Tigers to the College World Series five times, winning it all in 2009 and finishing as a runner-up in 2017. But his critics say Mainieri didn’t win enough national titles like Skip Bertman, who won five titles. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins…

Cut 4 (08) “…great job.” 

The roadways will be crowded this Memorial Day weekend and state officials want you to be alert and drive safe. Louisiana Transportation Department spokesperson Rodney Mallet says in 2020 over 800 people died on Louisiana roadways. Mallett hopes they do not surpass that number this year, despite traffic volume up over last year.

Cut 7 (9) “…that trend downwards”