10:30 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.
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Businesses can keep mask mandates in place and so can local governments, but most are lifting them.

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 carrying potentially up to 35-thousand gallons of oil products. Coast Guard Public Information Officer Nicole Groll…

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So far there are no reported impacts to wildlife from the incident.

A bill containing police reforms resulting from a legislative task force formed last summer is headed to the Senate floor. Matt Doyle has more.

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And then there were three. The list of presidential candidates for LSU is narrowed down to three finalists, it includes UL system president Jim Henderson. Finalists will visit the university in person next week for interviews and meet with administrators. Notably absent is Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne.