2:30 LRN Newscast

The United Cajun Navy is assisting with recovery efforts in Mississippi where tornadoes leveled the small towns of Rolling Fork and Silver City, killing at least 21…
Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

It was a violent weekend in Shreveport as 16 people were shot in multiple shootings. One person was killed in an early morning shooting on Saturday at the intersection of Texas Street and Market Street. We are also waiting to hear from Minden Police about shooting that injured four people last night at the Ewell Park Recreation Center.

Louisiana U-S Representative Julia Letlow’s Parents Bill of Rights Act is waiting for discussion in the Senate after it passed out of the House by a slim margin. The Republican from Richland Parish says the legislation is a vehicle by which parents and educators can have a productive dialogue over what’s taught in public schools…
Cut 12 (10) “…this bill.”
The legislation needs 60 votes in the Democratic-majority U-S Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the legislation faces a dead end.

LSU basketball coach Kim Mulkey is receiving praise for leading the Lady Tigers to their first Final Four in 15 seasons. Mulkey gives credit to the players and says the addition of assistant coach Bob Starkey is also big as he was on the staff when the Lady Tigers went to the final four five consecutive sesons in the 2000s….
cut 11 (13) “…forget that”