7:30 LRN Newscast April 28

Governor John Bel Edwards has lifted most of the statewide mask mandate. Masks are still required for state buildings, K-12 schools and universities, public transportation, and all licensed healthcare facilities.
Cut 12 (10) “…nursing homes.”
Businesses can keep mask mandates in place and so can local governments, but most are lifting them.

A Senate committee approves legislation that would prohibit law enforcement officers from using chokeholds and no-knock warrants at night. Norco Senator Gary Smith says placing strict limits on nighttime no-knock warrants comes after several incidents in other parts of the country ended in tragedy.
Cut 9 (09) “…of the situation.”
The measure heads to the Senate floor for more discussion.

Legislation allowing anyone in Louisiana over 21 who isn’t a convicted felon to carry a concealed handgun without a permit heads to the House after passing the Senate on a veto-proof majority vote…
Cut 1 (29) “…I’m Matt Doyle”

The Coast Guard is developing a strategy on how to remove the Seacor Power lift boat out of the Gulf of Mexico. There’s also concern about the thousands of gallons of oil that was on the vessel when it capsized…
cut 15 (05) “…impact”
That’s Coast Guard spokesperson Nicole Groll.