8:30 LRN Newscast June 25

Governor John Bel Edwards will issue a new proclamation today extending the Phase Two reopening for another 28 days. Edwards says the alarming number of new cases reported the last two days, makes it crystal clear the state is not ready to move to Phase 3. He says Louisiana is now ranked seventh per capita in COVID-19 cases down three spots from its previous best ranking.
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Edwards says more than 245-thousands tests have been conducted this month.

State Health Officer Doctor Jimmy Guidry says studies have shown that if we all wear masks properly, COVID-19 cases would plummet. Guidry says social distancing is also an important component…
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A resolution calling for a task force on policing policy creates a heated disagreement on the House floor. Matt Doyle has the story.
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The U-S Supreme Court could issue a ruling today on an abortion law passed in Louisiana in 2014. The law requires doctors at abortion clincis have admitting privildges at a nearby hospital in case there is an emergency. If the law went into effect, that would close two abortion clinics, leaving just one in the state.