09:30 Newscast, April 25th, 2016

A motorist who commits a moving violation when a child under the age of 15 is in the vehicle faces tougher fines under a bill set to be heard in the House Transportation Committee today. Baton Rouge Representative Paula Davis says she hopes to raise awareness about how dangerous bad driving habits are, and children have no control in a vehicle…:
CUT 16 (09) “the car”
She believes the increased fines will help stop dangerous driving with children in the car.

A measure which seeks to stop the LHSAA from splitting playoffs for select-non-select schools is on the House floor schedule for today. Opponents don’t think it’s lawmakers job to be involved with the LHSAA. But River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot says he brought the bill because the LHSAA should not be separating schools based on whether they are public or private…:
CUT 5 (08) “equal opportunity”

Educational TV shows in French are airing on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. LPB’s program director Jason Viso says French teachers are thrilled about helping future Francophones learn more about the language….:
cut 12 (07) “about this”
The shows are airing on LPB 2 between 3pm and 5pm Monday through Friday and also on the weekends.

A 56-year-old woman allegedly barged into a home Sunday afternoon and began stabbing another woman, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. They say Teresa Ross is charged with counts of attempted second degree murder and home invasion for allegedly attacking the victim with a knife for messing with her man — leaving wounds to the victim’s chest and arm. The injuries are not life threatening according to authorities.

The body of a woman was recovered in Whiskey Bay and officials are treating it as a homicide. The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy on the body, which they say was likely in Whiskey Bay not longer than 72 hours, is scheduled for today and the investigation is ongoing.