5:30 LRN Newscast May 24

House Appropriations advances Senate-approved legislation mandating children who turn five on or before September 30th attend Kindergarten. The vote was 19-1 with Bossier City Representative Raymond Crews the lone dissenter. He says he’s been bombarded with calls from concerned constituents…

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19 states currently mandate Kindergarten attendance including Texas.

COVID-19 mitigation practices like masking, social distancing, and frequent hand washing also decreased other transmissible illnesses like the flu. LSU Health New Orleans Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Julio Figueroa says the pandemic put into play real-life examples of how proper mitigation efforts decrease transmission.

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A former LSU Quarterback is staying in the SEC and also remaining a Tiger. Jeff Palermo has more…

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The state marks a COVID milestone today, the lowest number of reported hospitalizations since the state began the count last year. Today there are 271 currently in the hospital in Louisiana with COVID. 29 of those patients are on ventilators. Ages 12 and up are now eligible to be vaccinated in the state and approximately 30-percent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated.