4:30 pm LRN Newscast Sept 28

Thirty days ago Ida made landfall and left just under a million Entergy customers in the dark. Brooke Thorington has more on restoration…:

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Five inmates escaped last night from the Marksville jail in Avoyelles Parish. The escapees split up and are believed headed for Mansura, Bunkie and the Marksville area. The Avoyelles sheriff’s office will gladly take tips on any or all at 318-253-4000.


Governor John Bel Edwards has extended his COVID-19 mask mandate today. Citing a still very high rate of cases in the state, Mr. Edwards says the mask order stays in effect through October 27th.

Summer’s over…so why aren’t gas prices coming back down? Louisiana AAA’s Don Redman says production in the Gulf is still shut down after two hurricanes, plus there’s uncertainty in the economy…:

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The latest thing to include on your resume is your COVID vaccination status; especially if you’ve had yours. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says employers cannot legally ask, but you can volunteer the info..:

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