8:30 LRN Newscast April 28

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival returns to the New Orleans Fairgrounds starting today, and running through May 7th. Festival organizer Quint Davis says there are 16 musical stages with over 580 acts; covering everything from jazz, blues, and gospel to Cajun, zydeco, hip-hop, and more…:

CUT 05(09)      “…for everybody.”

Today’s weather should be great for the festival. However there is a chance of some Saturday rain. Sunday should start put pretty cool, but be sunny and 78 by mid-afternoon.

The state House unanimously approves a bill spending over $8-million to provide all law officers with bulletproof vests. It comes from Baton Rouge Rep. Rick Edmonds, who recalls officers shot and killed or badly hurt in a 2016 ambush attack…:

CUT 14(13)      “…of vest.”

That bill moves now to the Senate.


Almost 40 years after a skull fragment was found in the Lake Pontchartrain area, testing shows it’s thousands of years old. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 02(31)      “…Thorington.”

LSU gymnast and current “it girl” Olivia Dunne will be one of the toned bodies featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Dunne leads LSU athletes in the dollar value of her Name Image & Likeness deals, and at the age of just 20, is reportedly worth over $4-million.