07:30 LRN Newscast May 20th

One person is in custody and 4 people recovering from injuries sustained in a shooting last night following Hammond High School’s graduation on SLU’s campus Thursday. Tangipahoa Parish Schools Superintendent Melissa Stilley says graduation went as planned, but gunfire erupted as the students were leaving…:
CUT 17 (07) “began to fire”
The 4 injured sustained non-life threatening injuries. One person is in custody and the Hammond Police Department is seeking information from the public on the incident.

Louisiana Lawmakers have approved the $39 billion-dollar operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the legislature did a good job of using windfalls of federal money; from the pandemic and the Infrastructure Act passed months ago..:
Cut 10 (14) “out of their pockets”
Governor Edwards is expected to sign the budget bill.

The Director of a Louisiana abortion clinic reacts to the possibility that Roe v Wade would be overturned; and state lawmakers’ stance on pregnancy termination. Kathaleen Pittman of Hope Medical Group for Women believes the now-scrapped bill that would have charged women criminally if she got an abortion was appalling…:
CUT 4 (07) “the women”
Louisiana is one of 13 states with trigger laws that go into effect if the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

Charter schools in Louisiana are evaluated by test scores but since students couldn’t take the exams during the pandemic in 2020, New Orleans is looking at a change in policy. The plan is to alter the rules as a backup plan in the event of a future pandemic or hurricane. Sarah Vandergriff with the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools says the proposal would allow schools to receive a comprehensive evaluation more than once…:
Cut 14 (12) “recommendations would be”