9:30 LRN Newscast May 1

A state senate committee approves legislation that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected. Kevin Barnhart has the story…
Cut 1 (30) “I’m Kevin Barnart”

The National Weather Service says there’s a slight risk for severe weather from today until Friday morning for a large portion of north Louisiana that includes Shreveport and the concern stretches to the west of Ruston and northwest of Natchitoches. Flash flooding, damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are the biggest threats.

One day after Shreveport Senator John Milkovich claimed that vaccines are causing autism, Republican U-S Senator Bill Cassidy responded by calling the research that links vaccinations and autism as “fake news”…
cut 13 (11) “…no link”
Cassidy, who is also a doctor, says vaccinations are safe and responsible.

With 14 commitments for the 2020 class, 24-7 sports rates the LSU football program as the number one class in the country. Three of their 14 commitments are wide receivers, including five-star prospect Rakim Jarrett from Washington D-C. 24-7 sports recruiting analyst Shea Dixon believes big name pass catchers are turning their eye to Baton Rouge due to the professional success of a duo of Cleveland Browns.
Cut 16 (10) “…right now”