1:30 LRN Newscast April 27

A bill seeking to repeal the state’s 2016 Raise the Age law will go to the full Senate for debate. Kevin Gallagher reports it would mean more juveniles could be tried as adults…

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A shooting in Opelousas early this morning claimed two lives and left three children injured. A fight that began on Tuesday night between two women apparently escalated according to reports. Two men joined the dispute and shots were fired into a residence. A 46-year-old man was found dead at the scene, and a 4-year-old girl died at the hospital. Opelousas PD is still seeking information related to the shooting.

A Baton Rouge man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity after driving his speeding truck into the back of a 51-year-old woman’s car, killing her as a result has been released from a state mental facility. Jack Jordan, who was 19 years old at the time, said he believed God told him to commit suicide but instead he killed Stephanie Payne in his attempt. His attorney, James Manasseh says when one pleads guilty by reason of insanity, they still have to meet conditions set forth by the Judge.

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The House Education Committee approves a bill that bans corporal punishment in public schools. Metairie Representative Stephanie Hilferty says children should not be physically punished by their principal or teacher…

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