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News for Friday May 29th, 2020

 

Governor John Bel Edwards is encouraged by the state’s recent COVID-19 numbers. He hopes to make the announcement on June 1st on possible movement to Phase Two,

 

Legislation is heading to the governor’s desk that will ask voters on November 3rd if sports betting should be legalized in their parish.

 

A bill that removes many restrictions on who can be prescribed medical marijuana is nearing final legislative passage.

 

A House-approved bill allowing a concealed handgun permit holder to bring a gun into a church without informing the congregation heads to the Senate floor for final passage.

 

 

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association delayed summer training dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic but 12 schools are under investigation for violating the start date.

 

Legislation is headed to the Governor’s desk that would create a 300 million dollar grant program for small businesses.

 

A Louisiana district judge has ordered Treasurer John Schroder to transfer more than $32 million in unclaimed property money to cover government operating expenses.

 

A registered nurse formerly employed with the VA Medical Center in Pineville has pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulently obtaining Hydromorphone, a powerful opioid designed to relieve pain.

 

 

The smallest ever baby to born in Louisiana made history this week by being discharged from the hospital. 

 

An autopsy of African American COVID-19 victims by a team of LSU pathologists reveals new information about how the disease damages your lungs by causing hemorrhaging.

 

Sports..

 

Dates and times for Saints preseason games have been set. The Black and Gold will kick off the preseason in Los Angeles on Friday, August 14th. 9 PM is the start time.

 

Louisiana Tech plans to begin voluntary football workouts on June 8th. Athletic Director Tommy McClelland says players are allowed back on campus next week…

 

Conference USA and the Sun Belt have announced their bowl lineup for the next six years starting with the 2020 season.

 

Conference USA says they will continue to send teams to the Bahamas Bowl and the New Orleans Bowl on an annual basis.

 

LSU assistant baseball coach Eddie Smith says 21 Tigers will participate in summer leagues this season. Several players will play in the South Florida League,

 

Northwestern State pitcher Kyle Swanson has been named the Southland Conference Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year.

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Samara Heisz/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 361,000 people worldwide.

Over 5.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. T...

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Co-host Jerry O'Connell teases 'Haircut Night in America'

Screen Grab/CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (NEW YORK) -- With millions of salons and barbershops still shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, lets face it: were looking a little unkempt -- and celebrities are no exception.

Thats the motivator behind CBS new special, Haircut Night in America, a remotely-shot show that will feature Americas top hair stylists g...

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Rapper G Herbo opens up about PTSD to address ‘mental illness war zone’ in Chicago

Prince Williams/WireimageBy DEENA ZARU, ABC News

(CHICAGO) -- By the time he was in the sixth grade, G Herbo had already started losing friends to gun violence and according to the Chicago rapper, for communities that deal with the brunt of the violence, the city has become a mental illness war zone.

The 24 year-old hip-hop artist, whose full name is Herbert Randall Wright III, has lost dozens ...

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Sarah Ferguson posts message for Princess Beatrice on what would have been her wedding day

Pool/Max Mumby/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(LONDON) -- As with many brides around the world, Princess Beatrice had to postpone her wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Beatrices mom, Sarah Ferguson, took to social media Friday to mark what would have been her oldest daughters wedding day.

"Love you my darling Beatrice," Ferguson wrote on Instagram and Twitter, alongside a throwba...

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Cancelled FastPass and dining reservations: What to know about the Disney reopening

Bastiaan Slabbers/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- With Walt Disney World planning to reopen its parks beginning July 11, theres much to know about significant changes guests will experience in the coming months.

Good Morning America detailed the safety measures put in place earlier this week. But there are additional changes. Among them:

No new ticket sales


According to the D...

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Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and George Floyd's friend: 'Make these men pay'

ABC NewsBy JUJU CHANG and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Former NBA player Stephen Jackson says his longtime friend George Floyd, who called him his "twin," was in the middle of getting his life together when he was killed Monday after he was apprehended by Minneapolis police and pinned to the ground for more than seven minutes with a knee on his neck while he pleaded for his life.

Jackson...

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