8:30 LRN Newscast

A bill that would result in more 17-year-old violent offenders being charged as adults is heading to the Senate floor. A few years ago, Louisiana changed the law so that 17-year-olds would be charged as juvenile offenders, but because of a spike in violent crime among teens, 18th judicial district attorney Tony Clayton says he wants the ability to charge 17-year-olds as adults…
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Opponents say current law doesn’t prohibit a prosecutor from trying a 17-year-old for murder as an adult.

Starting next month, Entergy will give its customers the option to purchase power that comes from a renewable energy source like solar power. Entergy’s director of regulatory affairs Elizabeth Ingram says it’s part of their goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050…
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If customers decide to receive their electricity from a renewable energy source, it will cost them a little more.

The anticipation for Festival International is at an all-time high as the global musical event returns to Acadiana tonight after a two-year absence. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says gamblers have wagered 628-million dollars in the five months since sports betting started in Louisiana and that’s resulted in seven million dollars in tax revenue for the state….
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