8:30 A.M. LRN News 05/27/21

AAA is expecting a major rebound in Memorial Day travel. Erik Piccoli has the story.

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Louisiana is up 127,400 total jobs through the pandemic in April 2020 to April 2021.

Louisiana Workforce Commission chief economist Julian Hwang says the state also added 1,600 new private-sector jobs from March to April.

LWC says that Baton Rouge and New Orleans make up over half of the jobs that have been gained at 33,300 and 43,500 jobs, respectively. Hwang says the food industry played a major part in this increase…

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Child drownings increased by sixty percent in Louisiana last year according to the state health department.  The CDC says Louisiana has the fourth-highest drowning rate from children in the U-S and drowning remains the third leading cause of death for children ages one to fourteen. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says when you look at individual drownings there are a couple of things in common.

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With restrictions loosened riverboat cruises have resumed and tourists heading up the Mississippi River from New Orleans are back to visiting historic sites like Rosedown Plantation on their voyage north.

This year ships are set to dock in New Orleans, Vacherie, White Castle, Darrow, St. Francisville, and Baton Rouge. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says this year eight ships from two cruise lines will dock at sites in Louisiana every day.

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