07:30 Newscast, April 21st, 2016

State employers couldn’t ask job applicants about their criminal history until the interview process under a bill approved by a House committee. Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith says the idea is to have a face to face discussion with potential employees first…:
CUT 7 (08) “background check”
Opponents site concerns over the possibility that this would allow violent criminals to slide through undetected. The measure heads to the House floor.

Parishes in the central and western portions of our state are under a Flash Flood Watch through this afternoon. National Weather Service forecasters say soils are saturated in these areas, and additional rainfall today will be more likely to cause localized flooding.

A 26-year-old Vidalia woman was killed in a single vehicle crash in Concordia Parish last night, according to State Police. Investigators believe Lauren Franklin lost control of her vehicle before it overturned and became submerged in a bayou.

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, according to the Department of Treasury. Halen Doughty has more…:
CUT 1 (30) “I’m Halen Doughty”

A measure which would allow motorcyclists to ride without a helmet stalls in the state House, but the vote was close. Natchitoches Representative Kenny Cox, who opposes, told a story of a biker he knows whose life was saved because he was wearing a helmet…:
CUT 17 (07) “he lived”
The bill can be brought up again.