2:30 pm LRN Newscast Sept 28

Governor John Bel Edwards extends the statewide mask mandate for another 30 days. During his briefing this afternoon, the Governor says COVID is trending in a downward direction, but the number of cases in Louisiana is still just too high…:

CUT 15(10)      “…of that”

Thousands in Terrebonne Parish are still resorting to living in tents or even under storm debris; four weeks after Hurricane Ida. Houma Representative Tanner Magee says federal officials are working to get trailers sent to residents with significant storm damage, but red tape is his biggest concern there. He also questions why FEMA didn’t move faster to get mobile homes for survivors, relying instead on hotels and apartments…:

CUT 07(12)      “…at temporary housing”


Thirty days after Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana Public Service Commission reports nearly eight thousand customers are still without power. Entergy Louisiana VP of Distribution Operations John Hawkins says for coastal communities it’s a question of a total rebuild versus a restoration.  He says crews are working 16-hour days in an effort to get those residents’ power back on…:

CUT 04(11)      “…restored”

He says gear used in these replacement grids will be rated to withstand winds OVER 150 miles-an-hour.

Preparing a resume for a job? Along with your education, experience and references…you may want to include your vaccination status. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa sees employers rallying around the vax movement, and this is information they’ll want…:

CUT 13(10)      “…vaccinated workforce.”