3:30 LRN Newscast Dec 3

Louisiana Bar owners and microbrewers vented their frustrations to a House committee over COVID restrictions. Matt Chiasson, owner of Lafayette’s Grouse Room, says the “bad actors” who are operating their bars against state restrictions are doing so out of desperation as everyone in the industry hemorrhages cash.

Cut 11 (06) “…desperate.”

Authorities have arrested a Lincoln Parish father and mother of a 20-month old boy who died in a house fire August 31st. State Fire Marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says the toddler died in the blaze, but an autopsy on the child’s body also found evidence of abuse.  Rodrigue credits dedicated investigators.

Cut 14 (10) “…to see it.” 

32-year-old Jessica Lewis and 37-year-old Christopher Bell have been charged with one count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

A photo has gone viral that shows Governor John Bel Edwards not wearing a mask while out in public. A spokeswoman for the governor says the picture was taken last month as Edwards ate at the Baton Rouge Country Club. Even though most establishments require a mask to be worn upon entry, Edwards says no one is required to wear one while at the table.

Cut 5  (05) “…at a table with a mask on.” 

The photo shows Edwards standing next to a table without a mask.

The CDC Guidelines for quarantine after a COVID exposure were revised this week. US Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Admiral Brett Giroir says if you’ve had close contact with a COVID positive person, which is less than six feet unmasked for 15 minutes or longer, the period is now 10 days.

Cut 6 (12) “…quarantine.” Quarantine is reduced to 7 days if you test negative after 5 days.