7:30 LRN Newscast April 27

A Senate committee passes a bill to repeal Louisiana’s 2016 “Raise the Age” law. Current law assures all persons under 18 who commit serious crimes are tried in juvenile court. But The bill seeks to lower the age limit to 17 so that convicted 17-year-old offenders are sent to an adult prison, instead of a juvenile detention center. Speaking for it, e Attorney General Jeff Landry referenced a New Orleans carjacking in which a woman was dragged to death. He says the persons arrested were minors…:
Cut 7 (10) “…tried as adults.”
Speaking in opposition Rachel Gassert, with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, says the 2016 law merely stops the automatic routing of 17-year-olds through the adult court system, and she says the measure is unnecessary…:
Cut 9 (09) “…question is relevant.”
The bill heads to the Senate for more discussion.

Entergy announces a program where customers can pay a little bit more in order to receive solar power…
cut 3 (29) “…I’m David Grubb”

The Pelicans fell behind by double digits in the first quarter last night and lost to Phoenix 112 to 97 in game five of their playoff series. The Suns are one win away from eliminating the Pels. New Orleans Coach Willie Green…
cut 20 (13) “…really good team”
Game Six is tomorrow night. tip-off will be at 6:30.