9:30 LRN Newscast

The state department of education’s plan for reopening schools in August requires that students from third grade and above wear masks even in the classroom. Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley says student health will be closely monitored throughout the day…
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Brumley says hand washing must take place every two hours and students who get sick will be quarantied on campus until they can be removed.

The Lafayette Police Department confirms the F-B-I is assisting in the investigation into the stabbing of 18-year-old Holden White. The family says the stabbing of the gay teeenager from Kaplan was a hate crime. But authorities have only charged the suspect with attempted second-degree murder. Lafayette P-D says if they find evidence of a hate crime, additional charges could be filed against 19-year-old Chance Seneca.

Louisiana’s first harvested batch of industrial hemp gets the green light to move forward with processing….
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Air Quality alerts are up for Lake Charles, Lafayette, Houma, Baton Rouge and New Orleans as a plume of Saharan dust moves into Louisiana, increasing particle concentration, which could exasperate breathing issues for those who suffer from asthma or allergies. DEQ Air planning administrator Jason Myers says there is some good news associated with the dust plume…
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