4:30 LRN Newscast April 29

A special House committee investigating the death of Ronald Greene hears from a high-ranking State Police Trooper who admits there was a cover-up. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 02(33)      “…Jeff Palermo.”

American Idol winner and Livingston Parish native Lane Hardy was arrested by LSU police; accused of planting a listening device in his ex-girlfriend’s dorm room. The victim reportedly provided police a screenshot of a text conversation where he admitted as much. Hardy has cancelled an upcoming appearance this weekend in Jackson, Mississippi.


Multiple bills concerning abortion rights have been discussed during this legislative session, and it remains a polarizing topic in the state. However, Dr. Michael Henderson of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab says while Republicans have remained fairly consistent in their attitudes, Democrats who support legal access rose from 51 to 74 percent since 2016…:

CUT 11(07)      “…across the country.”

The New Orleans Saints took part in their first post-Sean Payton draft, with new head coach Dennis Allen at the helm. New Orleans traded picks 16, 98, and 120 to Washington to move up and grab wide receiver Chris Olave, and they took offensive tackle Trevor Penning at 19. Allen says the Saints are not in a rebuild period, and he expects they’ll be contenders for the playoffs next season.

The Pelicans saw their season end last night, with a loss to Phoenix in Game Six of their NBA Playoff series. The Pels started their season as one the league’s worst, but clawed their way back to make the post-season.