10:30 LRN Newscast May 17

Legislation mandating the 10 Commandments be displayed in public school and college classrooms passed in the Senate on a 30 to 8 vote. Opponents say it violates the first amendment by promoting one religion over another. Monroe Senator Jay Morris amended the bill to recognize the 10 Commandments as a historical document…

Cut 12 (11) “…mandate it.” 

The amended bill returns to the House for final passage.

National Safe Boating Week gets underway tomorrow. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries senior agent Thomas Wolf says make sure your life jackets are in good shape…

Cut 14 (07)  “…working order.”
Between 2019 and 2023 the state reported 107 boating fatalities and 82 percent of the victims weren’t wearing a lifejacket.

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is meeting with the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture at the U.S. Agriculture Business Conference in Havana to look at the difficulties of importing much-needed resources to Cuba. Sean Richardson has the story.

Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Sean Richardson.”


After yesterday’s storms 104,000 customers remain without power in Louisiana. Much of south Louisiana is under a flood watch until tomorrow morning with more rain in the forecast today. Heavy rains could lead to flash flooding tonight and into the early morning.