3:30 LRN Newscast April 24

A bill to give judges the option to sentence one who commits sexual crimes against a child under the age of 13 to physical castration clears the Senate. Brooke Thorington has more.

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29-year-old Anothy Pierce Holland of West Monroe has been arrested in connection to the murder of 19-year-old Sheryl Turner of New Iberia. Her body was found dismembered in the Ouachita River on January 24th. Holland confessed to authorities and has been charged with second-degree murder.


The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approves legislation that would give the governor the authority to choose the chairperson and officers of state boards and commissions. Governor Jeff Landry appeared before the panel to explain why a governor should have this power…

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The measure was approved without objection and heads to the Senate floor for more discussion.


The search continues for the person who fatally shot the driver of an 18-wheeler in what authorities call a road rage incident that happened Tuesday morning in Caddo Parish. Sergeant Casey Jones with the Sheriff’s Office says witnesses saw the driver of the SUV leave the scene, heading westbound on I-20 towards Texas….

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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.