7:30 LRN Newscast March 29

Beginning today everyone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated for COVID in Louisiana. Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association President Randall Johnson says they’ve received numerous inquiries to book appointments.
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State health officer Doctor Joe Kanter says the vaccination is our ticket towards herd immunity against the virus.

LSU athletics director Scott Woodward is expected to testify the next time the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children meet to discuss the school’s mishandling of previous sexual misconduct cases. There was another long hearing on the scandal again on Friday and LSU general counsel Winston DeCuir says the school is putting into place policies that would make sure sexual misconduct claims are fully investigated…
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When former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy, he did not have the opportunity while in school to make any money off of his name, image and likeness. Marrero Senator Patrick Connick has filed legislation that would give all student-athletes that opportunity…
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Congress is also looking to pass similar legislation with cooperation from the NCAA.

The state department of wildlife and fisheries says the sub-freezing temperatures in February helped kill off invasive aquatic weeds like giant salvinia and water hyacinth. LDWF is tasked with controlling these plants so boaters can have better access and Inland Fisheries Operations Manager Alex Perrett thanks Mother Nature for helping them out…
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