10:30 LRN newscast April 27

A Senate committee passes a bill to repeal Louisiana’s“Raise the Age” law. Supporters say it will lead to more 17-year-olds being tried as adults. and it’s needed to combat a spike in violent crimes involving teens. Speaking in opposition Rachel Gassert, with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, says current law merely stops the automatic routing of 17-year-olds through the adult court system and calls the measure is unnecessary…:
Cut 9 (09) “…question is relevant.”
The bill heads to the Senate for more discussion.

State Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says there are 500-thousand people who have registered for legalized mobile sports betting in Louisiana and the activity has resulted in seven million dollars in tax revenue in the five months it’s been launched…
cut 14 (11) “we did”

Starting next month, Entergy will give residential and business customers the opportunity to receive some or all of their electricity usage from a clean, renewable energy generator. Director of regulatory affairs Elizabeth Ingram says customers will pay a slight surcharge depending on which tier they select…
cut 11 (09) “….per kilowatt hour”
The solar energy would come from Entergy’s Capital Region Solar site in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The weather looks great for the return of Festival International in Lafayette as the free music festival returns tonight after not holding in-person concerts the last two years. Spokesperson Brad Cradeur says music from around the world can be heard at the five-day event in downtown Lafayette…
cut 6 (10) “….something years now”