4:30 LRN Newscast February 02

A major winter storm is expected to sideswipe Louisiana tonight; bringing light snow and sleet to the state’s northern parishes. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

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State Attorney General Jeff Landry seeks to intervene and take over a lawsuit filed against New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her administration over COVID-19 mandates and policies. In a written statement, Landry says health care decisions should be made by individuals, not dictated by the government. Cantrell says mask & vaccine orders will remain in effect through Mardi Gras.


Louisiana ranks in the top five for states with the overall highest gun death rates. According to the Violence Policy Center, the Bayou State ranks third and Government Affairs Director Kristen Rand says awareness is key to lowering that statistic…:

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Only Mississippi and Wyoming have more per capita gun-related deaths.

Jefferson Parish deputies are sorting out the circumstances that led to an Iowa woman dying after trying to stop her daughter from leaving in her car. The domestic dispute happened Tuesday. Officers say 22-year-old Savannah Lawrence argued with her grandmother, then tried to drive off in a huff. At some point her mother, 42-year-old April Springs attempted to stop her, but was hit; sustaining a traumatic head wound. She died later in a hospital. Lawrence is charged with manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing.