10:30 LRN Newscast April 26

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed a teenager and injured another after crashing into a tree near Slidell. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Suzanne Carboni says when deputies arrived they found two minors at the scene.

Cut 6 (10)  “…a tree” 

Both girls were ejected from the ATV and neither was wearing a helmet.

More than 150 new jobs are coming to Shreveport as Prolec GE will invest 28-million dollars to expand its Caddo Parish facility to manufacture electrical transformers used in wind farms, solar parks and renewable energy applications. Prolec GE Business Unit Director Sergio Fernandez…

Cut 3 (06) “….very excited”

Construction on the new line begins in June.

Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana was snuffed out in House Criminal Justice before it could even be voted on Tuesday. Bill author, New Orleans Representative Candace Newell says fear-mongering is how cannabis was criminalized to begin with.

Cut 4 (13)  “…marijuana illegal.”

The committee voted to defer the bill, which basically removed the bill from consideration this session.

The 37th Annual Festival International De Louisiane begins today through Sunday in downtown Lafayette. Marketing Director Carly Viator (vee-ah-tore) Courville says this year’s opening ceremony will celebrate Lafayette’s bicentennial year.

Cut 13 (12) “…event off.” 

Visit festival-international-dot-org for more info.