2:30 LRN Newscast June 24

The state reported 882 more coronavirus cases today, one day after Louisiana reported over 13-hundred new cases. Jeff Palermo has more…

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In Homer, a confederate monument that was once prominent at the Claiborne Parish courthouse lawn has been removed. The Claiborne Parish Police Jury voted unanimously last week to have the 9-foot-tall, eight-thousand-pound monument removed. The monument had been on the courthouse lawn since 1940

The state’s only current medical marijuana grower announces it will lower its prices as a result of a new law that greatly expands access to the treatment. Wellcana CEO John Davis says the soon-to-be law makes up to three million adults potential customers.

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The law expanding access goes into effect on August 1st.

The House approves legislation protecting public and private schools from civil suits by students or teachers who say they got COVID on school grounds. But New Orleans Representative Gary Carter feels the legislation would allow schools to violate COVID health regulations and be shielded from repercussions.

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Supporters of the bill say it still allows for suits in cases of demonstrable gross negligence.