1:30 LRN Newscast Jan 12

House Democrats are moving ahead with another impeachment of the President alleging his comments at a D.C. rally spurred on last week’s mob assault on the U.S. Capitol.

cut 2 (29) …I’m Matt Doyle”  

Governor Edwards will address the state at 330 today to discuss if the state should remain in the current modified Phase Two COVID restrictions. This comes as the state reports another 4,673 cases and nearly 160-thousand vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 78-thousand since the last update.

State Police says they are aware of a planned protest at the State Capitol. Lt Nick Manale says the FBI has warned them of armed protesters at every state capitol being planned. Over the last several weekends, Trump supporters have gathered on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol and held peaceful demonstrations. But the crowd is expected to be much bigger this Sunday, and Manale says they’ll be prepared.

Cut 5  (10) “…security protocols” 

 The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered all criminal and civil jury trials to be halted until March 1st due to the pandemic. Last spring court proceedings were put on hold at the beginning of the pandemic. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says the delay is not without repercussions.

Cut 12 (12) “…not settle.”