12:30 LRN Newscast March 21

The parents of Lacey Fletcher, the 36-year-old who was found melted into the couch due to severe neglect in Slaughter, were sentenced to 40 years with 20 years suspended yesterday. East Feliciana District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla says he wanted Clay and Shelia Fletcher to receive the maximum of 40 years due to the horrific way their special needs daughter died.

Cut 9 (07) “…the couch.” 

Lacey was found on January 3, 2022, covered in maggots and sores in a couch rotting in her own waste.

A proposal that would offer Louisiana families state dollars to pay for private school passed in the Senate Education Committee. Monroe Senator Katrina Jackson-Andrews, who opposes the bill, says families who have children attending a well performing schools should not be eligible for this program. She questioned Baton Rouge Senator Rick Edmonds…

Cut 7 (13) “…their opinion”  

Grambling State men’s basketball team won their first ever NCAA Tournament game last night in an 88 to 81 victory against Montana State. The Tigers will take on top-seeded Purdue in Indianapolis tomorrow night. Tigers Head Coach Donte Jackson says his team faces a monumental task in trying to upset the Boilermakers.

Cut 5 (12)  “…ready to play”

Tip-off tomorrow night is at 6:25.

For the first time in 22 years, McNeese men’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Tournament after beating Nicholls in the Southland Conference Championship last week. The Cowboys will take on Gonzaga Bulldogs in Salt Lake City, Utah tonight. McNeese guard Shahada Wells…

Cut 14 (12) “…just bring it” 

Tipoff is at 6:25 central time.