8:30 LRN Newscast September 29

Louisiana’s John Kennedy was one of the 11 Republican Senators to advance a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate. Kennedy says he’s disgusted by what he calls political theatre that was on display during the hearings, and is ready to move on to a final confirmation vote.
Cut 11 (10) “…irreparably”
The vote was 11-10 along party lines. But before a full Senate vote happens, the FBI will investigate the claim made by Doctor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh tried to rape her in high school. Louisiana Democratic Party Chairperson Karen Carter Peterson…
cut 19 (15) “…this committee

LSU’s Will Wade says it’s a coach’s worst nightmare as he spoke hours after the shooting death of junior forward Wayde Sims. The 20-year-old Baton Rouge native was killed after an altercation broke out near the Southern University campus early Friday morning. Wade says when he received the phone call he rushed to the hospital…
cut 8 (14) “….the toughest”
The search continues for the gunman who killed Sims.

The reward is now up to 50-thousand dollars for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person who killed Josh Woodruff in a hit and run in the early morning hours of January 1, 2016 at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in New Orleans. Woodruff’s family believes someone saw something as the hit and run driver dragged Woodruff’s body for six miles.