2:30 LRN Newscast April 27

Police in Opelousas are investigating a morning shooting that left two dead and three people hurt. An argument led to a brawl, then gunfire that killed a 46-year-old man and a 4-year-old girl. Three kids, between 17 months and 16 years of age suffered gunshots but are expected to recover. OPD seeks tips to help them make arrests.

An elderly Slidell man was hospitalized after being attacked by a squirrel. David Grubb has more…:

CUT 01(35)      “…David Grubb.”


You’ll never see another hurricane named Ida. The 2021 Cat 4 storm has had its name retired from future use; something reserved for only the worst and most damaging hurricanes. The name “Imani” will take Ida’s place in recurring rotation of storm names.

The House Education Committee approves a bill that bans corporal punishment in public schools. Metairie Democrat Representative Stephanie Hilferty says physical punishment at schools needs to go. Baton Rouge Republican Representative Barbara Frieberg agrees…:

CUT 10(06)      “…the school system.”
No one spoke in opposition and the measure passed the committee without objection. The full House will debate it next.

State Police say two people died in a crash Tuesday on Highway 28 in Rapides Parish. Troopers say a van made a left turn into the path of an oncoming big rig. The driver and a passenger in the van were killed. The truck driver only moderately hurt.