11:30 LRN Newscast May 17

The Supreme Court says the most recent congressional map approved by lawmakers with two Black majority districts will be the one used in upcoming federal elections. Louisiana Secretary of State Nancy Landry says the May 15th ruling came just in time…

Cut 3 (10) “…fall elections.” 

Baton Rouge plastic surgeon Doctor “Tre” Doucet and two of his three children were killed Wednesday when their single-engine airplane broke apart en route to Louisville. Aaron McCarter with the NTSB says they will try to determine if human error, mechanical malfunction, or weather caused the crash.

Cut 8 (13) “…to tell.” 

Legislation mandating the 10 Commandments be displayed in public school and college classrooms passes in the Senate on a 30 to 8 vote. New Orleans Senator Royce Duplessis challenged Bossier City Senator Adam Bass who presented the House Bill in the upper chamber.

Cut 10 (13) “…agree with that”

Duplessis said the bill is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment by promoting one religion over another.

Cut 11 (13) “…read and write.”

The bill was amended to recognize the 10 Commandments as a historical document. The amended bill now returns to the House for final passage.