230 PM LRN News

North Louisiana woke up to a light layer of powder on the ground Monday morning but unfortunately that snow event has left just over 8,000 SWEPCO customers in Texas and Louisiana still without power. SWEPCO spokesperson Carey Sullivan expects all of those customers will be restored by the end of the day.

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About 200 Cleco customers remain without power.

The FBI is reportedly warning law enforcement that armed protests are being planned at all 50 state Capitols in the lead up to President-elect Biden’s inauguration next week. Louisiana State Police say they are aware of the warning and Lt. Nick Manale says they’re communicating with other agencies…

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House Democrats are forging ahead with another impeachment attempt, this time for alleged Incitement of Insurrection. The vote is set for Wednesday and if impeached President Trump will be the only President to ever be impeached twice. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says this could be setting a new precedent.

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It appears unlikely two-thirds of the US Senate would vote to convict and remove the President before his term ends.

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered all criminal and civil jury trials to be halted until March 1st due to the pandemic. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says this is yet another unavoidable pandemic problem and will cause ongoing lawsuits to remain unresolved.

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Last spring court proceedings were put on hold at the beginning of the pandemic.