2:30 LRN Newscast July 31

Governor Edwards tells Louisiana residents not to expect major changes with the Phase Two coronavirus guidelines as he expects to extend the mask mandate and bar closure order next week. Edwards also pointed out this week that Louisiana ranks number one for per capital cases and that we need to understand the mask mandate is part of the new normal.

Cut 4 (11)_ “loved ones”

Twitter has banned the account of former Klan leader and state lawmaker David Duke for violating the platform’s rules on hate speech.  The official release from Twitter about the ban says Duke “has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct.” Tyler Bridges, Author of The Rise and Fall of David Duke says Duke frequently posted comments about Jews.

Cut 7 (08) “…issues’”

In Franklin Parish a traffic stop leads to the discovery of a dead body in the trunk of a bullet-riddled car. Court records show a trooper pulled a suspect over for speeding, he then observed bullet holes in the driver’s side door, and smelled pot, Master Trooper Michael Reichard says the arresting officer did the right thing when he felt there was more criminal activity and searched the car

Cut 13 (11) “…street” 

18-year-old Michael Mitchell Jr. and 19-year-old Cameron Powe have been arrested.

LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron reacts to the SEC’s plan to switch up the season from the normal twelve-game format to the ten-game conference-only opponent format. Orgeron says the team has a great testing system and believes the team feels very safe with the spread mitigation efforts in place, adding that whatever comes, the team will be ready.

Cut 11 (05) “…adapt and adjust.”