5:30 LRN Newscast April 19

Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will move forward with her motion to vacate U S House Speaker Mike Johnson if he puts a Ukraine aid bill up for a vote. A divided House Republican caucus led to the removal of Johnson’s predecessor. But LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says the desire for a new speaker is not as strong as it was before…

Cut 4 (08) “…seeing now ” 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched the Know2Protect campaign to educate parents about the dangers of online sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The problem is rampant in Louisiana and the State Attorney General’s office indicates an almost 100-percent increase in cases from 2022. Special Agent Jessica Zuppardo says…

Cut 10 (10) “…reporting it.”


Buckle UP in Your Truck Campaign begins next week as Law Enforcement focuses on pickup truck drivers wearing seatbelts. Because trucks are large and heavy, DOTD Spokesperson, Gregory Fischer believes Pickup Truck Drivers may have an elevated sense of safety causing some to feel comfortable unbuckled…

Cut 13 (13) “…big trouble.”

LSU could win its first national championship in gymnastics Saturday. College Gym News co-managing editor Brandif  Heffner says Cal, Florida, and Utah are more than capable of winning a national championship as well, but the Tigers benefit from having the best gymnast in the country….

Cut 7 (10) “…in the final”  

The championship begins at 3pm Saturday.