11:30 Newscast, April 28th, 2016

Lots of folks are talking about the bill that would require cursive to be taught in public elementary schools, which cleared the full Senate. Bossier City Sen. Ryan Gatti says many historic documents were written in cursive. He says our children need to be able to read and write in script, not just from their iPads or iPhones…:
Cut 10 (05) “to paper”
The vote was unanimous and the measure now heads to the House.

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf federal waters will only last 9 days this year, from June 1 through June 9. US Representative Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says is not happy about NOAA Fisheries’ announcement. But Graves says Louisiana’s control of red snapper fishing has been extended nine miles off the coast, which gives fishermen more opportunity to fish red snapper..:
CUT 3 (04) “this year”
Anglers this year will be limited to two red snapper per person a day, provided they are at least 16 inches.

Two people are dead in an officer involved shooting which occurred in the Calcasieu Parish town of Carlyss. The Sheriff’s Office says a woman was found dead and a man died while exchanging gunfire with deputies, but it is unclear if the male was hit by deputies or if he killed himself. They say a CPSO cop car was hit three times and deputies believe the male was shooting to kill. Authorities are still investigating to find what caused the shooting.

The mother of a young girl with a seizure disorder told lawmakers she moved to Colorado for the only drug that helps, medical marijuana…:
CUT 1 (31) “I’m Halen Doughty”