230PM LRN News

A new bill that requires background checks for not only the sale of a firearm, but also the temporary transfer of a firearm, has passed in the Democrat-controlled House. The bill, called the Bipartisan Backgrounds Check Act of 2019, if the first of two bills focused on gun regulations this week to be passed through the house.  A second bill, passed today, aims at extending the time to complete a background check before a gun sale can go through. Congressman Steve Scalise hopes the bill dies in the GOP controlled Senate.

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The Powerball jackpot is currently at $348 million for this Saturday’s drawing, and Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kimberly Chopin says the cash value of the multistate drawing’s jackpot is right around $211.9 million. She also adds don’t toss out that ticket if you don’t win the big prize, as you could still win something…

Cut 10 (10)“…something for everybody.”

A 54-year-old wheelchair bound pedestrian was struck and killed in Lafourche Parish yesterday.  Louisiana State Police Trooper Jesse LaGrange says the accident was a tragic reminder to pedestrians about being aware of where you are standing when traveling alongside traffic, particularly during Carnival season.

Cut 8 (12) “…parade route.”

Carl Guidry was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver of the vehicle that struck him, 77-year-old Charles Richard Junior passed an on scene alcohol test and was not charged

The top ranked LSU baseball team improved to 8-0 on the season with an easy 17-4 win over cross town rivals the Southern Jaguars. Senior right fielder Antoine Duplantis continued his early season tear by going 4-for-5 with 5 runs batted in. In bad news, Coach Paul Mainieri say he’s 98-percent sure Gavin Dugas will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.