2:30 LRN Newscast July 30

Several bar owners in Acadiana have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Governor Edwards over his emergency order that bans onsite consumption at bars. Attorney Jimmy Faircloth is representing the plaintiffs and he says bar owners have been signaled out.
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A spokesperson for Edwards says the governor has taken both legal and necessary action to protect the health of Louisiana residents

SEC athletic directors have reportedly approved a ten-game conference-only schedule for football this year. But the proposal still needs approval from university presidents, who will meet today, but they might delay their vote to next week. LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron says if the schedule changes they will be ready…
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Protestors caravanned in cars around Senator Bill Cassidy’s Baton Rouge office demanding the Senator back an extension of the expiring 600-dollar a week federal unemployment payments. Matt Doyle was there…
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State Police is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened last night in Lake Charles. Trooper Derek Senegal says a suspected car jacker who was armed was fatally shot after a police chase…
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The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Winston Joseph Latour the Third.