5:30 LRN Newscast April 29

A high-ranking State Trooper tells a legislative panel looking into the 2019 roadside death of Ronald Greene, in Union Parish, that there WAS a cover-up. Lt. Colonel Kenny Van Buren made the admission this morning. Another witness, retired LSP Captain Mark Richards, told them he was told to block the Greene crash report, which he says is NOT normal…:

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According to the 2022 Louisiana Survey, 46 percent of respondents say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, with 49 percent opposed. In 2016, only 40-percent were pro-choice, while 55-percent said it should be illegal. Dr. Michael Henderson of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab says that compared to the rest of the nation, Louisiana stands out.

Cut 10 (09) “…on abortion.”

The former sheriff of East Carroll Parish has been arrested on trespassing and resisting officer charges. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s office spokesperson Glen Springfield says 84-year-old Dale Rinicker is accused of not leaving a store in West Monroe after allegedly making lewd comments to female employees and when deputies attempted to place Rinicker in handcuffs, he resisted arrest and threatened to physically harm the officers…

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Former American Idol winner Laine Hardy was arrested Friday after LSU Police received a complaint, he allegedly put a listening device in a student’s room. Thursday night Hardy posted on social media, that he’d received a warrant from LSU Police. The 21-year-old turned himself in on charges of illegally intercepting communications. It’s been reported the victim is Hardy’s ex-girlfriend and she has text messages from Hardy admitting he planted a device in her room. The offense is punishable by a fine of up to $10-thousand and prison time of two to 10 years.