9:30 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. The bill seeks to lower the age limit to 17 so that convicted 17-year-old offenders are sent to an adult prison. Attorney General Jeff Landry referenced a New Orleans carjacking in which a woman was dragged to death, the suspects are minors…:

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The bill now heads to the Senate.

Louisiana Gaming Commission Chairman Ronnie Johns says sports gamblers wagered $628.3 million in the first five months of the expansion for online betting.

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Sports wagering has generated $7.4 million in tax revenue for Louisiana.

Next month Entergy customers will have the option to get some or all of their electricity from renewable energy sources. Director of regulatory affairs Elizabeth Ingram says the Green Select program allows customers the option of receiving 25 to up to 100 percent of their power from facilities like the Capital Region Solar site in West Baton Rouge.

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Visit renew-dot-entergy-dot-com.

Festival International is back and the five-day music festival kicks off tonight in Lafayette. This year the event which features musical acts, crafts, and food from all over the globe, there’s a new cashless payment system. Spokesperson Brad Cradeur says you can register for an account ahead of time on their website FestivalInternational-dot-org

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