15:30 LRN Newscast April 25

FBI records indicate the late John McKeithen supplied the KKK with money when he was governor in an attempt to suppress racial violence in the mid-1960s. Gus Weill served as McKeithen’s Executive Secretary at this time…
cut 8 (11) “….came from”
Weill was unaware of the payments at the time, but first learned of them a few weeks back, when an individual told him about 5-thousand dollars that went to a KKK group and an african-american group in Bogalusa.

Detectives are investigating the deaths of two females who were found along the I-10 corrider this weekend. A woman from Texas was found under I-10 near the Whiskey Bay exit in Iberville Parish. The coroner says she was strangled to death. And in St. Charles Parish, a missing Kenner teenager’s body was dumped on a road in St. Rose.

The House Transportation Committee approves a bill that would allow you to store your driver’s license on an app that can be downloaded on your smart phone. Baton Rouge Representative Denise Marcelle supports the legislation…
cut 13 (08) “…to the phone”
The state Office of Motor vehicles says this license on your phone could be shown to law enforcement in cases when a person doesn’t have their license.

A Monroe woman has been arrested after leaving St. Francis Hospital with a baby that was NOT hers. Monroe Police Chief Detective Chris Bates says 24-year-old Anquinisha Cummings took a three-day old child from a mother she met that day….
cut 5 (10) “….no bond”
Bates says they believe Cummings is suffering from a mental illness.