11:30 LRN Newscast

A bill that would result in more 17-year-old violent offenders being charged as adults is heading to the Senate floor. 18th judicial district attorney Tony Clayton says he wants the ability to charge 17-year-olds as adults…
cut 8 (08) “….with the rest of us”
Opponents say current law doesn’t prohibit a prosecutor from trying a 17-year-old for murder as an adult.

A Baton Rouge man found not guilty by reason of insanity after telling authorities God told him to kill himself when in 2019 he plowed his truck into the back of a 51-year-old woman’s car, killing her, is no longer in a state mental facility. 21-year-old Jack Jordan’s attorney James Manasseh says his client has met all the conditions set forth by the hospital.
Cut 3 (11) “…or himself.”
Manasseh says doctors believe Jordan had a psychotic moment in 2019 and is now under heavy medication and no longer allowed to drive.

Next month Entergy customers will have the option to pay extra for 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.
Cut 10 (08) “…renewable sources.”
Visit renew-dot-Entergy-dot-com for more information.

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says sports gamblers wagered $628.3 million in the first five months of the expansion for online betting.
Cut 13 (10) “…it works”
Sports wagering has generated seven million dollars in tax revenue for Louisiana.