7:30 LRN Newscast April 28

A Senate bill aimed at keeping adult reading materials in public libraries away from impressionable young eyes passes its first legislative hurdle. More from Brooke Thorington…:

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If you’re traveling on I-10 eastbound between Lafayette and Baton Rouge, be warned. Road work is underway today, meaning the right lane and shoulder will be closed right around Lake Pelba, as you cross the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Expect delays in that area, or take Highway 190 east as an alternate route.


A skull fragment discovered almost 40 years ago near Lake Pontchartrain is found to be 35-hundred years old.  In 2009 because of its degraded condition DNA testing could only tell them it was female. In January, Cold Case Investigator Chris Knoblauch with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, says Carbon-14 testing was performed…:

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The skull dates to about 1600 BC.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival returns to the New Orleans Fairgrounds this weekend with a jam-packed two-weekend full of culture, crafts, and music. Festival Producer, Quint Davis says this is the second post-COVID event and people are excited…:

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Jazz Fest ends next weekend, on Sunday May 7th.