3:30 PM Newscast May 21

State Police says thanks to video on social media they’ve arrested three people and recovered several stolen items as part of an investigation into lawless street takeovers by off road vehicles like ATVs. Troop Nola Major Donovan Archote says these individuals blatantly broke traffic laws…

Cut 3 (11) “…public safety.” 

State Police is offering an accelerated training program for POST certified police Officers. Trooper William Huggins says during the 14-week program, cadets receive advanced State Police training in firearm proficiency, de-escalation techniques, lawful use of force and LSP Core Values.

Cut  14 (12) “…shorter academy.” 

The deadline to apply for this October class is July 24th.

House Criminal Justice Committee members voted against a bill to remove gassing as a means of execution despite pleas from the Jewish community. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

On an eight to four vote, the House Education Committee approves the legislation that creates the Gator Scholarship Program that one day would allow parents of all income levels to receive taxpayer dollars to pay for private school tuition. Baton Rouge Senator Rick Edmonds is the author of the legislation…

Cut 6  (11) “…education. ”