2:30 LRN Newscast March 27

Saints Owner Gayle Benson and coach Sean Payton have convinced NFL owners to give coaches the opportunity to challenge pass interference and non-pass interference calls. Heading into the NFL owners meetings, there was resistance in expanding replay use for penalties, but Payton says after some convincing, there was majority support for pass interference calls
Cut 8 (06) “…got it right”
The vote was 31-1 in favor of the rule change. The Bengals were the lone no vote.

Two children were killed and three other kids were airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital after an overnight night fire in Franklinton. Two adults escaped the blaze uninjured. An investigation is underway into what sparked the fatal fire and State Fire Marshal Butch Brown is asking all residents to have an escape plan in the event of a fire…
cut 5 (10) “…maybe the mailbox”
The two childen who died are a 10-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy.

Seven people have been arrested in an alleged U-Haul insurance fraud scheme that authorities say was led by 42-year-old Hayward Howard and 28-year-old Jasmine Howard. The team allegedly staged two wrecks in Orleans Parish, and then filed claims against Howard’s U-Haul purchased short term insurance. State Police Trooper Monroe Dillon.
Cut 12 (12) “…companies.”
Detectives say in both cases, Hayward Howard drove a rented U-Haul truck into another vehicle.

State Police have released the identity of the man who led authorities on a high speed chase on I-10 that started in East Baton Rouge Parish, then went into Ascension Parish, before ending in E-B-R near the Mississippi River bridge. State Trooper Taylor Scrantz says 20-year-old Elias Smallsreed faces numerous charges…
cut 11 (13) “…traffic charges”