8:30 LRN Newscast May 21

A House-approved bill that would hold back third-graders who score in the bottom tier in state reading assessments continues to move through the Legislature. The Senate Education Committee approved Mandeville Representative Richard Nelson’s bill and an amendment was added that would give a student three tries to pass a literacy test before it’s determined the student must repeat the third grade….
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An estimated 45-hundred students could be held back and the legislation would go into effect for the 2023-24 school year.

There’s a chance for rain today and rain chances are even higher tomorrow as a result of a cold front. LRN meteorologist John Wetherbee…
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The good news is the rain will bring an end to the 90-degree temperatures we’ve been seeing. .

Authorities believe the shooting that took place on Southeastern Louisiana’s campus on Thursday night was gang-related. Three people were shot. The victims were innocent bystanders. Hammond Police Cheif Edwin Bergeron says they’ve arrested 20-year-old Trent Thomas of Hammond…
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None of the injuries sustained in the shooting are considered life-threatening.

Two arrests made in a 7-year-old murder & kidnapping case in Terrebonne Parish. 56-year-old Pamela Johnson was murdered in 2015. Sheriff Tim Soignet says his office worked hard to find Johnson’s killers, as they thought about her nieces who were kidnapped on December 1 2015 and found in a car registered to Johnson….
CUT 07(06) “needed that closure.”
33-year-old George Earl Robinson Jr. and 40-year-old Shannon Robinson have been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.