8:30 LRN Newscast April 29

The preliminary cause of death of a 6-year-old Harahan girl who was murdered Tuesday night has been released. Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich says he wanted to stop rumors that are circulating about the shocking death of Bella Fontenelle….:

CUT 12(10)      “…involved.”

Jazz festival is now underway in New Orleans, and coinciding with that major event is a walk-out of ride share drivers; just when they’re needed most. Dozens of Uber & Lyft drivers are refusing to work until they get a bigger share of the money made from fares. One driver said a trip from Armstrong Airport to downtown costs almost $150…of which they make less than $30. Drivers say it costs more to gas up and maintain a vehicle and they need a pay increase to offset that.


At the state Capitol, a bill to reduce the number of hours required for cosmetology students passes in the full House…:

CUT 01(29)      “…Thorington.”

It’s National Infant Immunization Week, and Shreveport pediatrician Dr. Nikki Humphries says getting those shots for baby is crucial…:

CUT 09(08)      “…illness and injury.”