LRN AM Newscall May 24

Shielding your kids from smut? Or un-needed censorship? A Senate-approved bill restricting what kids can view at the public library clears the House Education Committee Tuesday…:

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If you’ve been binging “Stranger Things” thanks to a friend of a friend’s Netflix password, the day of reckoning has arrived. Brooke Thorington explains.

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A House-backed measure that would allow law-abiding people 18 and older to conceal carry a weapon without needing a permit or training passed in a 70-29 vote. Teiko Foxx has more.

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One of the “social hot button” bills before the legislature this year – a bill to restrict what minors can see and read at public libraries – moves closer to passage after clearing a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 7, from Turkey Creek Republican Senator Heather Cloud, drew opposition in the House Education Committee from St. Tammany resident Joan Simon, who accuses Republicans of using the issue to score points with voters…:

Cut 4 (12)  “…it’s grandstanding!”

Speaking for Senator Cloud’s bill was Attorney General (and candidate for Governor) Jeff Landry, who says his investigators were able to find abundant evidence of adult material available for children to view  in Louisiana libraries…:

Cut 5 (12)   “…perform said acts.”

But Louisiana Association of School Librarians President Amanda Jones says child safeguards are already in place at virtually ALL libraries, and she says people are using libraries and librarians as political pawns…:

Cut 6 (08)  “…and He weeps.”

The bill has also been accused of seeking to ban books; a claim refuted by A.G. Jeff Landry as not true…:

Cut 7 (13) “…appropriate shelves.”

By an 8-to-3 vote, the committee approves the bill. The measure has already passed in the Senate. It moves now to House floor debate, and possible final passage.


The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office announces say a Deville woman has been arrested on child rape and human trafficking charges. R-P-S-O Spokesperson Tommy Carnline says they began their investigation into 29-year-old Danielle Sober Trapp in early April after receiving a complaint in reference to criminal sexual conduct….

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The investigation included interviews with the victims through the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center. Trapp was arrested on four counts of obscenity and two counts of sexual battery. Carnline says detectives also identified several additional victims.

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Detectives were able to uncover more alleged crimes and warrants. Carnline says Trapp was re-arrested a second time on outstanding warrants on April 28.

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The investigation is ongoing.


If you share your Netflix account with a friend or five, you’re going to see a price increase on your monthly bill if you plan to continue sharing your password outside of your home. Haggai Davis with General Informatics says primary account holders should be on the lookout for an email about the password crackdown.

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Netflix has already begun the new restrictions in Canada and Spain and now the account-sharing protocols are now rolling out in the US.  If you’re among the individuals who use your friend’s account Davis says you’ll have the option to create your own account and keep your profile.

Cut 12 (08)    “…with you.” 

Davis says if you’re a Netflix consumer you either need to get ready to spend more each month or whittle down who you share your account with.

Cut 13 (11) “…your account.”  

Standard accounts can add one extra member while Premium accounts can add two extra members.


The House approves legislation that would allow non-felons 18 years of age and older to conceal carry a firearm without a permit or training in a 70 to 29 vote. Oil City Republican Representative Danny McCormick says the Second Amendment gives law-abiding citizens the right to do so.

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Referred to as the “Constitutional Carry” bill, many believe under the 2nd Amendment it gives law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms and should not require a concealed carry permit. Alexandria Representative Ed Larvadain voted against the bill. He believes under this legislation it makes it easier for people to act and to endanger our communities.

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Oakdale Representative Dewith Carrier favored the bill. He said the issue is not people carrying guns.

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Twenty-seven other states already have similar laws in effect.


The LSU Baseball team will begin its SEC tournament run at 9:30 this morning. The fifth-ranked Tigers will face South Carolina after their 9-0 win over Georgia yesterday. The Tigers and Gamecocks split the season series in Columbia since game 3 of the series was canceled due to weather. Coach Jay Johnson says the early start won’t affect how he and his team approach the game…

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UL-Lafayette will look to defend its Sun-Belt title starting against 5th-seeded Texas St. tonight. The 36-20 Cajuns swept the Bobcats in the season series and will have to beat them a fourth time in one season if they want a shot at a  postseason berth, but coach Matt Deggs says he’s approaching this rematch like any other game…

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The Saints began offseason training activities (OTA’s) yesterday as they usher in a new era in New Orleans football under Derek Carr. For Carr though, he says he hasn’t had to change much for the franchise with the strong culture already in place in the building. He says he’s enjoyed his time in New Orleans so far and is here to win a championship…

Cut 19 (20) “….for me” 

New tight end Foster Moreau saw the field for the first time this offseason just two months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A full participant in practice, the former Raider was able to connect with his old quarterback several occasions in a strong first day for both he and fellow tight end Juwan Johnson. Carr says they’ve got a talented tight end group…

Cut 20 (19)  “…with ‘em.”