7:30 LRN Newscast

Stronger penalties are coming for carjackers. It’s the result of legislation authored by Metairie Representative Laurie Schlegel and approved in the recently completed crime special session. Schlegel says if a carjacking results in serious injury to the victim, the minimum sentence starts at 20 years…
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Governor Jeff Landry is expected to sign the bill this week.

The C-D-C says a person who tests positive for Covid no longer has to isolate for five days. A person can return to work or school once they start feeling better and have been fever-free for 24 hours. LSU Health New Orleans Infectious Disease Specialist Doctor Fred Lopez says the guidelines are welcome news, but COVID can still lead to serious illness…
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A bill to prohibit the use of traffic cameras for speed enforcement by local governments has been filed for the upcoming regular session. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Authorities are looking for a 64-year-old driver who drove into Bayou Lafourche in Assumption Parish early Saturday morning. A passenger in the vehicle swam to safety and last saw the driver, Gilbert Bunch of White Castle, near the vehicle prior to it becoming fully submerged. Bunch was not in the vehicle after it was pulled out of the water.