1:30 LRN Newscast April 28

Houma Senator Mike Fesi decides not to move forward with his bill to require a juvenile to get written consent from both parents to receive gender therapy in Louisiana. Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills says he received 400 cards in opposition to the legislation. Melissa Flournoy, with Louisiana Progress Action, spoke against the bill…

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A House committee passed another bill that would allow people in Louisiana 21 and older without a felony record to carry a concealed handgun without needing a state permit or training. Moms Demand Action member Nanette Olivier spoke out against the bill. She says polling available suggests there’s no popular support for this…

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The committee vote was 8-4 in favor.

It’s the first full day since Governor John Bel Edwards partially lifted the mask mandate.  But as the pandemic continues, he advises residents if you’re unsure of the vaccination status of those around you, socially distance and wear a mask.

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Edwards said he altered the mask mandate because case numbers continue to decline and vaccine eligibility has been open to all 16 and older for just under a month. The mandate went into effect July 13th of 2020.

LSU will open Alex Box Stadium and Tiger Park this weekend for 100-percent capacity for baseball and softball fans. This will be the first time since the pandemic Tiger fans will be allowed to fill the stands and face mask are not required.  And There will be no capacity limits or mask requirements when softball fans attend the Louisiana state softball championships in Sulphur.