3:30 LRN Newscast May 19

At the State Capitol, legislation to hike up minimum bail amounts for those accused of violent and/or gun crimes has cleared a House Committee. Brooke Thorington has that story…:

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After a catastrophic computer systems failure, the state Office of Motor Vehicles remains closed statewide until Monday. This also includes using the OMV website for applications and renewals. State officials say they’ll have new hardware installed soon and expect to be A-OK by Monday.


Louisiana ranks the fourth unhealthiest state for senior citizens for the second year, according to the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report. Chief Medical Officer for the Medicare and Retirement Division Dr. Phillip Painter says increasing poverty among older citizens is a big part of that…:

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Access to healthcare, physical environment, social and economic factors, and healthy behaviors play a vital role in the ranking as well.

A bill to ban social media platforms from allowing minors to have their own account without parental consent passed in the Senate. It’s sponsored by Covington Senator Patrick McMath, who says – if passed – the Attorney General would be tasked with investigation and enforcement…:

CUT 13(12)      “…this law.”

Utah and Arkansas have already put such laws into effect.