11:30 LRN Newscast

A skull fragment found near Lake Pontchartrain in 1985 is found to be 35 hundred years old.  ST. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Cold Case Investigator Chris Knoblauch says testing shows the female fragment is dated back to 1634 to 1504 B.C.

Cut 7 (09) “… it was.”

The woman’s skull is estimated to be between 25 to 35 years of age the LSU FACES lab has possession of the fragment.

Legislation to keep reading material with adult content away from minors in public libraries was advanced by Senate Education Committee. Turkey Creek Senator Heather Cloud says formulating the measure was quite intricate…:

Cut 12 (12)    “…for this content.” 

Libraries in violation could face loss of funding. The bill moves to the Senate floor.

Legislation to provide $8.5 million in funding for bulletproof vests for peace officers across Louisiana was passed by a full House with a 98-0 vote. Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds – author of the bill – says it’s about protecting those who protect us.

Cut 13 (13) “…covers them.” 

The bill was drafted due to the killing of three Baton Rouge officers in 2016.

Celebrating rich culture and heritage, art and lots of music, The New Orleans Jazz and Hertiage Festival returns – beginning today through May 7th. Festival Producer, Quint Davis says there will be 16 musical stages featuring over 580 bands covering everything from jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, hip-hop, funk, and more.

Cut 5 (09)   “…for everybody.”

This year’s headliners include Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, The Steve Miller Band, HER, Dead & Company, Wu-Tang Clan, and Kane Brown, and many more. Visit nojazzfest.com for the full lineup.