5:30 PM Newscast

It’s once again time to be more mindful of school zones and school buses. That’s the message from AAA. Spokesperson Don Redman says it’s crucial for drivers to remember not to pass stopped school buses and that drivers in both directions must stop when on a non-divided roadway.  Not only is it a costly mistake if you get busted, but it becomes a dangerous situation for children.

Cut 4 (07) “…who is impatient.”

Swamp pop legend and trumpet player GG Shinn has passed away after a long illness at his home in Monroe. Shinn was 78-years-old. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame executive director Michael Shepherd says Shinn was one of the nicest people in show business and had a great voice…

Cut 6 (09) “high range”.

Shinn played with several different groups like Chase, Roller Coasters and the Fabulous Boogie Kings…

Online Fantasy Sports legalization will be on the November 6th ballot, giving voters a chance to legalize the use of online services like Draft Kings and FanDuel in their parish. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says the objective is to at least make enough money off the service to pay for its regulations.

Cut 11 (11) “the technology.”

That means online fantasy sports will likely not be up and running in Louisiana until the 2019-2020 football season.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has a new four-year degree program that is the first of its kind in the state.  It’s called Unmanned Aircraft Systems Management and it’s all about drones and their use in various industries. ULM Professor Dr. Paul Karlowitz…

Cut 12 (10)   “…really taken off.”

He adds the first class for the upcoming semester is already full.