6:30 LRN Newscast April 28

Governor John Bel Edwards eases coronavirus health restrictions. Brooke Thorington has the story….
cut 3 (33) “…I’m Brooke Thorington”

LSU has narrowed its search for a new president to three finalists. U-L System President Doctor Jim Henderon made the cut, but Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne did not. And rumors that Mark Emmert will return to LSU can end as the NCAA President’s contract has been extended through 2025.

The Louisiana Senate approves legislation doing away with the need to obtain a permit to conceal carry in Louisiana on a veto-proof 27 to 11 vote. West Monroe Senator Jay Morris says this bill is about liberty…
Cut 4 (10)“…permission.”
The measure heads to the House. The proposal faces opposition from Governor Edwards and other Democrats, who are concerned it could lead to more gun violence.

The Coast Guard’s Unified Command for the SEACOR Power response begins efforts to remove the vessel that capsized earlier this month near Port Fourchon. The 234-foot lift boat was potentially carrying up to 35-thousand gallons of oil products. Coast Guard spokeswoman Nicole Groll.
Cut 14 (11) “….safely off.”