Starting Monday those over 70 and an expanding group of healthcare workers will be eligible to receive a vaccine at one of about 100 pharmacies state-wide. The initial wave of doses will be limited, and you’ll have to have an appointment with that pharmacy to get a vaccine. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says that group also includes…
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Starting Monday roughly 900,000 Louisianans will be eligible for the vaccine total.
The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and it’s a much different event this year due to the pandemic. Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says while the Sugar Bowl parade and other public events tied to the bowl game have been canceled, at least they are having a game this year…
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Hundley says a smaller Sugar Bowl means community donations will also be scaled back.
The Mayor of Lake Charles remains optimistic about recovery efforts despite enduring the 5th strongest hurricane to hit the United States. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s funeral has been set for 2 PM Saturday in Monroe. The 41-year-old died Tuesday evening from complications related to COVID-19, a shocking development considering health officials say he had no underlying health conditions. Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff tomorrow for the funeral.
Nationwide healthcare providers are having trouble efficiently administering the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as they get it, and apparently, the story is no different here in Louisiana. The state’s top public health expert says Louisiana will have received more than 210-thousand vaccine doses by Saturday, but have only logged 45,000 official administrations of the vaccine. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says starting the rollout during the holidays has been problematic but he remains encouraged…
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Starting Monday those over 70 and an expanded group of healthcare workers will be eligible for the vaccine.
The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and despite a 3,000 person attendance cap and no pre game festivities Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says they’re looking forward to a great game between Ohio State and Clemson…
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Lake Charles is still bouncing back from the devastation of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, with a long year of work ahead of them. Mayor Nic Hunter says the federal response has been a mixed bag, and while FEMA has responded well with some things…
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Those two hurricanes were just a few of the reasons why 2020 was the busiest year on record for the Louisiana National Guard. Gaurd spokesperson Noel Collins says their hurricane season was the busiest ever with relief efforts for Laura, Delta, and Zeta and preparations for Cristobal, Marco, Sally, and Beta. Collins says LANG assisted with 400 generator missions; distributed 5.7 million meals, 7.8 million liters of water, 1.4 million bags of ice, and 267-thousand tarps.
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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going slower than many expected. The state’s top public health expert says Louisiana will have received more than 210-thousand vaccine doses by Saturday. Over 45-thousand doses have been administered. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter admits it’s a complex operation
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There are currently 249-thousand people eligible to receive the vaccine and that group includes health care workers but starting Monday another 649-thousand will be eligible in group 1B.
The City of Lake Charles took a beating not once but twice with hurricanes in 2020. Mayor Nic Hunter says recovery efforts have come a long way in four months, however…
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2020 was the busiest year on record for the Louisiana National Guard with the pandemic, hurricanes, and a deployment of more than 2,000 guardsmen overseas. LANG spokesperson Noel Collins said since March, guardsmen have assisted with testing sites and food banks.
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And distributed more than 56-million PPE items and 4,500 PPE delivery missions.
The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and it’s a much different event this year due to the pandemic. Ohio State and Clemson will play in the national semifinal game and Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says only three-thousand fans will be in attendance and none of their other events will take place
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Sugar Bowl kicks off 7PM tonight in New Orleans for its 87th annual game. Ohio State and Clemson play in a revenge game for the Buckeyes who were denied last year by the Tigers. Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley…
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Unfortunately due to the pandemic, all those fun pre-game activities down in New Orleans had to be canceled and only 3,000 fans will be allowed in to see the game in person.
LA Tech, ULM and the Cajuns all open up conference basketball play today. Tech’s looking strong on a three-game win streak sitting at 7 and 2 and takes on Marshall at 6:30 in Ruston. Monroe’s had a rough year so far and is riding a three-game losing streak into their home game against Arkansas State at 6 PM. After getting hammered by number two Baylor to start the season UL Lafayette has run up six wins in a row heading into their game today at home against Texas State.
After a record-tying six rushing touchdowns in an NFL game what will Saints running back Alvin Kamara do for an encore this Sunday when New Orleans closes out the regular season at Carolina? Kamara says he has not reflected much on his historic Christmas Day performance…
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Kamara is averaging a historic five yards a carry and 932 total rushing yards so far this year to go along with 756 yards through the air and 21 total touchdowns.
Despite seeing their leading man Brandon Ingram ejected in the 3rd quarter the Pelicans rolled over the Thunder 113-80, putting them back above .500 on the year. It was a real team performance this time with Brandon Ingram out early and Zion Williamson limited due to foul trouble. Five other Pels besides the team’s big two put up double-digit points.