LRN Newscast 16:30

Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins met with Baton Rouge Police Detectives today as part of an investigation into the April 24th shooting death of a pregnant woman -with whom he had a previous relationship. Collins’ attorney, Jim Boren, says he cooperated fully…
CUT 6 (07) “they wanted”
29 year old Britany Mills, and ultimately her 8 month old baby died as a result of the shooting.

State Treasurer John Kennedy announces he’s endorsing US Senator David Vitter for Governor. Kennedy says, besides being able to tackle Louisiana’s money challenges…:
cut 12 (11) “21st century”
There has been some speculation – after Kennedy announced he would be seeking re-election for State Treasurer – that he might be interested in Vitter’s Senate seat.
The House Appropriations Committee approves a plan that would allow the state to draw down federal money that can be used to expand Medicaid coverage. House speaker Chuck Kleckley says the plan involves hospitals putting their monies together so the state can be help provide health care to low income people, while saving the state about $200 million…
CUT 3 (07) “federal dollars”
Governor Bobby Jindal opposes Medicaid expansion, calling it a bad deal for the state.

Baker Police arrested a mother of three for allegedly leaving her three children inside a vehicle for up to 45 minutes, while she reportedly went inside a store. Chief Mike Knaps says witnesses saw the three kids; ranging in age from 7 years down to 4 months, and called police…
CUT 11 (08) Q: “of that vehicle”
Thirty-two year old Tesha Thomas faces 3 counts of child desertion charges.