2:30 LRN Newscast April 27

Governor Edwards says he will make an important announcement at 4 PM today. It’s expected Edwards will announce a gradual re-opening of the economy starting on Friday, but it’s unclear what businesses may re-open. The state reported 27 new COVID-19 related deaths today and 295 new cases.

Dental procedures resumed today after a month-long ban. Matt Doyle has more…
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LSU interim president Thomas Galligan says the university is planning to have students return to campus for the fall semester. Galligan says classes with a large number of students may stay online and they are also looking at dorm life…
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Galligan is optimistic there will be a football season, but will it be delayed and how many fans can be in the stands are questions that can’t be answered right now.

38-year-old Daniel King Jr.of West Monroe has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly doing a drive-by shooting on the home of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson. Ouachita Parish Sheriff spokesperson Glenn Springfield says investigators are not saying why King fired several shots at the Robertson’s estate…
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Springfield says several families are living on the property.