2:30 LRN Newscast March 29

At the Capitol, the House postpones floor vote on a bill to ban use of a handheld cellphone while driving. Breaux Bridge Republican Mike Huval sponsors the bill and says it will make driving safer. But amite Democrat Republican Robby Carter worries it will unfairly burden poor people. He presses Huval on questions he feels the bill doesn’t address…:

CUT 10  (12)        “…can’t answer that.”

Carter was concerned that hands-free tech is not as readily available as many might think. Huval agreed to withdraw the bill for some editing, then bring it back later in the session.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is just a few weeks away; returning to the Fairgrounds for the first time since 2019. The stage schedules were released today. Governor John Bel Edwards says, after it was canceled twice by the pandemic, he’s glad to see it back…:

CUT 12  (09)        “…myself.”


A bill to allow an adult adoptee access to their original birth records passes in the House, on a 76-21 vote. Brooke Thorington has more on what this would mean for them…:

CUT 01(33)      “…Brooke Thorington.”

From the “Things Smart People Don’t Do” file: a Houma woman is behind bars for allegedly stealing a car and driving it to Grant Parish … to bail her boyfriend out of jail. 21-year-old Alaina Cole reportedly admitted to officials at the Grant Parish prison the car was NOT hers. She charged with possession of stolen things. The car was recovered unharmed.