9:30 LRN Newscast March 30

The Sweet 16 was the end of the road for the LSU Tigers this basketball season after an emotional loss to Michigan State. The Spartans defeated LSU 80-63 in the without suspended head coach Will Wade. Tremont Waters had 23 points, but Skylar Mays had just seven points and Javonte Smart was scoreless. Now we wait to see what happens with Wade as a result of the FBI wiretap scandal.

Authorities have arrested three people, two brothers and an acquaintance, in the brutal murder of an elderly Zachary woman. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says one of the suspects, 24-year-old Adrian Curtis, provided a confession…

Gautreaux says 74-year-old Frances Jane Schultz had her arms and legs bound by duct tape and shot multiple times. The sheriff says one of the suspect’s worked on the victim’s property.

Cut 7 (08) “…home invasion”

Adrian’s brother, Courtland Curtis, and 22-year-old Donevan Brown were also arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

The Rolling Stones will not be appearing at Jazz Fest this year. The Stones have been advised to postpone their “No Filter Tour” so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment. The band released a statement that physicians expect Jagger to make a full recovery but would not disclose his medical issue. Information regarding ticket refunds for the May 2nd appearance is forthcoming.

Metairie Representative Cameron Henry files a bill that could lead to fines, community service and possibly jail time for anyone who harasses refs, umpires, and other game officials.  Henry says officials at a recreational park in his district are occasionally threatened with physical harm.

Cut 13 (13) “…a missed call.”

Henry says often it’s high school and college students working as referees and they are on the receiving end of parent’s anger.