6:30 LRN Newscast March 4th

17-year-olds who are arrested for non-violent offenses will now be prosecuted through the juvenile judicial system, instead of the adult justice system. It’s the result of legislation approved in 2016. Office of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Dr. James Bueche says while they don’t expect to get any new arrivals until mid-month, it’ll be a smooth process because they won’t be treated any differently.
Cut 10 (08) “…the population.”
Louisiana was previously part of a small minority of states to prosecute 17-year-olds as adults in all cases.

When you step outside today, you’ll realize you’ll need a coat. State Climatologist Barry Keim says high temperatures will only be in the 30s for the northern half of the state, mid 40s for south Louisiana…
cut 6 (03) “…little chance of rain”
Temperatures are expected to get in the mid 20s for the northern half of the state for Tuesday morning and temps could get below freezing for south Louisiana.

Medical marijuana grower GB Sciences, in partnership with LSU, is close to moving into a large scale permanent growing facility.
Cut 1 (31) “I’m Matt Doyle.”