12:30 LRN Newscast April 14

The New Orleans Pelicans are just one win from making the playoffs after beating the San Antonio Spurs last night, 113-103. CJ McCollum did his part, scoring a game-high 32 points for the Pels. Since his arrival, he has embraced his role as a veteran leader and has embraced the city of New Orleans. He told fans last night that this is just the beginning.

Cut 13 (12) “…in our future.”

The Pelicans travel to LA to face the Clippers on Friday, with the winner advancing to the Western Conference playoffs.

Rob Nelson, CEO of Ponchatoula-based candy maker Elmer says due to some supply challenges, the company worked overtime to make and distribute its delicious wares. Even if the supply is a little light this Easter season, the demand has remained high.

Cut 8 (09)  “…our area here.”

A bill to require healthcare providers to offer postnatal care and to screen patients for signs of postpartum depression passes unanimously in the Louisiana House. New Orleans Representative Royce Duplessis says House Bill 784 was written with input from a task force studying maternal mental health.

Cut 6 (10) “…our children.”

The bill now advances to Senate Health and Welfare.

In Lafayette, a 13-year-old female is fighting for her life after being shot last night and authorities say the suspect, 18-year-old Trevon Bonner, was killed hours later after an exchange of gunfire with police at his home. State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen says LSP is overseeing the investigation of the use of force and reviewing body camera footage involving the SWAT team and the exchange of gunfire with Bonner.

Cut 5 (08) “…into the home.”

Lafayette Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.