11:30 LRN Newscast April 28

It’s the first full day that a statewide mask is partially lifted in Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards altered the mask mandate for a number of reasons, among them the continued downward trend in case numbers and fatalities. However, he still advises the use of face masks.

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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.

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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. Matt Doyle has more.

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A head-on collision in Assumption Parish claims the lives of two Thibodaux men. State Police say their preliminary investigation indicates 31-year old Donald Jones was traveling north on state highway one Tuesday afternoon, crossed the center line then struck the vehicle in which 46-year old Tyrone Clark was a passenger. Jones was transported to a local hospital where he later died, and Clark was pronounced dead on the scene.