3:30 LRN Newscast April 29

At the State capitol, a panel of lawmakers looking into the 2019 roadside death of Ronald Greene was stunned by a high-ranking officer with State Police admitting there had been a cover-up of the circumstances of the man’s death. Lt. Colonel Kenny Van Buren, during lengthy questioning by the committee…:

CUT 12 (14)      “…the answers to.”

Greene’s family was originally told he died as a result of a car crash following a high-speed chase, but body camera video of his arrest shows he was severely beaten by troopers. The committee will hear more testimony next week.

Shreveport Regional Airport will offer discounted flights to the City of Angels. Allegiant Air says it will offer $65 one-way flights to Los Angeles, starting in late May. $65!


Former East Carroll Parish Sheriff, 84-year-old Dale Rinicker was arrested Thursday in West Monroe after he was asked to leave a convenience store for allegedly making lewd comments to female employees. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Glen Springfield says, after multiple requests to leave the store, deputies arrested Rinicker for trespassing…:

CUT 03 (11)      “…of uniform.”

In 1997 Rinicker pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from a manager of a private prison in Lake Providence.

Police in New Orleans release more information on the gun death of a 3-year-old girl in the city’s French Quarter this week. They say little Autumn Barthelemy found a pistol left on a bathroom counter by her teenage brother, and pulled the trigger. So far no word on what – if any – charges the brother may face.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is now fully underway. Over the next two weekends, 80 different musical acts will perform on 12 stages. Headliners are The Who, Willie Nelson, and more