7:30 A.M. LRN News 10-21-21

The COVID virus’ fourth surge is waning in Louisiana, but whether that means an end to mask mandates and the like is still to be determined by the governor.
Cut 1 (32) “…I’m Dave Brannen.”

After several AT&T customers lost service during Hurricane Ida, a representative from the company told PSC commissioners they are asking customers to call them to report outages so they can issue credits. But PSC Commissioner Eric Skrmetta says AT&T should be proactive instead.
Cut 13 (08) “…they were out.”

One of the biggest tourist events in the state is scheduled to return next spring. Festival International which draws 400,000 people to downtown Lafayette is set for April 27th to May 1st. Executive Director Scott Feehan says The festival usually coincides with Jazz Fest in New Orleans and says some tourists will attend both events. He adds the Festival International features music, art, food from all over the world and they’ve had musical acts from as many as 29 countries perform.
Cut 8 (08) “…and theatre.”

Among the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ida last August, Lafourche Parish continues on the road to rebuilding. Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson says the progress is slow but steady. He says temporary housing solutions for storm victims are beginning to be a reality…:
Cut 10 (10) “…gonna come in.”