2:30 LRN Newscast April 26

At the Capitol, a Senate bill to keep auto insurance rates from using gender as a factor when determining premiums narrowly passes in committee but moves forward…:

CUT 01(30)      “…Thorington.”

Renters, a proposed House bill before the legislature would allow you to break your lease if you find you are in a high crime area. The bill would permit backing out of a lease if two or more criminal instances were reported within a half mile, within 6 months. It has yet to see a committee review.


An ATV crash near Slidell last night killed a 14-year-old girl and injured another 14-year-old girl. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office spokesperson Suzanne Carboni says both girls were ejected from the ATV, and neither were wearing a helmet, which is essential for minors…:

CUT 07(05)      “…very dangerous.”

The victim is identified as14-year-old Samia Rogers of Slidell. The other girl’s name has not been released. She is in the hospital.

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 says the additional jobs will add to the 282 they currently have..:

CUT 03(06)      “…very excited.”

They hope to be at full capacity within about 14 months.