Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is one of ten Republican Senators who will meet with President Joe Biden today to discuss a coronavirus relief package. The President is pushing to approve a relief package that would cost one-point-nine trillion dollars, while Cassidy and other GOP Senators say the aid package should be much more targeted.
A black family was denied a burial plot at an Allen Parish graveyard over a whites-only restriction in the contract. Matt Doyle has the story.
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LSU Health Shreveport is hosting a COVID-19 drive-thru event today through Thursday at the State Fair Grounds. First vaccine doses will be administered today and first and second doses will be shot into arms tomorrow thru Thursday. LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Doctor G-E Ghali says once vaccinated with the first dose, you’re guaranteed a second…
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Many people who will get their second dose this week, got their first at the State Fair Grounds between January 12th and 14th.
Super Bowl week has arrived as Tampa Bay is hosting this year’s big game. In 2025 New Orleans will host a record-tying 11th Super Bowl. Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation CEO Jay Cicero says the planning is well underway because the NFL asks a lot from a hosting city
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Cicero says his eleven-member staff will raise about 20-million dollars over the next four years to help pull off the massive event.
LSU Health Shreveport is holding another round of drive-thru vaccinations for Louisianans 70 and older. Brooke Thorington explains
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Those who need a second dose can pre-register to get their shots tomorrow through Thursday. And State Health Officer Doctor Joseph Kanter says a falsehood that needs to go away is that the COVID vaccine itself can give you COVID…
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An Allen Parish cemetery has changed the language in its contract that now allows for blacks to be buried at their cemetery. Oaklin Cemetery Association President Creig Vizena says he and the Board were unaware the language was in the contract and after calling the courthouse, they discovered it’s been in their paperwork since the 1950s…
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The family of Darrell Semien, an Allen Parish Sheriff’s Deputy, tried to bury Semien at that cemetery but was turned away because he was black.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation is in the process of raising about 20-million dollars so they can effectively host the Super Bowl in the Big Easy in 2025. Foundation President Jay Cicero…
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New Orleans was awarded the 2024 Super Bowl, but with the NFL likely moving to a 17-game regular-season schedule, the city was given the 2025 Super Bowl instead so the game doesn’t conflict with Mardi Gras in 2024.
Louisiana has surpassed over 400-thousand coronavirus cases as the state reported another 33-hundred cases yesterday along with 58 deaths, bringing the statewide death toll for confirmed fatalities to 8,291. The number of vaccines administered is closing in on 400-thousand.
There are two common myths being cited by anti-COVID vaxxers, and State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter hopes to put those myths to bed. Matt Doyle has more…
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LSU Health Shreveport is holding another round of drive-thru COVID vaccinations this week. Louisiana residents 70 and older can be vaccinated Monday through Thursday at the State Fairgrounds in Shreveport from 8 AM to 3:30 PM. School Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali explains the process.
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First vaccine doses will be given out today, while first and second doses will be available tomorrow through Thursday. You can pre-register at the LSU Health Shreveport website.
It’s Super Bowl Week as Tampa Bay will host Super Bowl 55 this Sunday. New Orleans will host its record-tying 11th Super Bowl in 2025. Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero says his eleven-member staff is putting together plans to raise about 20-million dollars over the next four years to help pull off the massive event…
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Cicero says hosting a Super Bowl is so big it requires four years of preparation for a week that will bring thousands of visitors to the city.
Former LSU star tight end Airk Gilbert posted on Twitter last night he’s transferring to the University of Florida. In eight games last season, Gilbert had 35 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns.
The LSU basketball team suffered a tough loss on Saturday to Texas Tech as the Red Raiders scored the final 12 points to beat the Bayou Bengals 76-71. Terrence Shannon came off the bench to score 23 points to lead the Red Raiders. Shannon had a critical steal and score on an inbound pass to give Texas Tech a one-point lead with 23 seconds left. Coach Will Wade says Texas Tech showed why they are a top ten team….
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The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team has moved into first place in the Sun Belt West Division as the Cajuns took two from Texas State this past weekend. On Saturday U-L Lafayette beat the Bobcats 74-73 as Devin Butts stole an in-bounds pass and scored with less than a second left to give the Cajuns a dramatic win.
Louisiana Tech is in third place in the Conference USA West division after winning two games over Southern Miss last week. The Bulldogs will visit North Texas on Friday and Saturday. The Mean Green and UAB are tied for first place in the West Division with just one conference loss. Tech Coach Eric Konkol says North Texas will be another tough challenge…
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State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter is hoping to bust some common COVID vaccine myths. Kanter says he hears that the mRNA technology behind the vaccine is new and untested. He says that is not true.
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Kanter also says there’s no evidence the vaccine can impact a woman’s fertility.
Vaccines will be administered at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport today through Thursday. Vaccinations are open to Louisiana residents age 70 and older. LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G-E Ghali says some have driven hours to be inoculated at their previous vaccine clinics.
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You must preregister in order to get in line for the vaccine.
An Allen Parish cemetery has changed a restriction in its contracts that only allowed whites to be buried at the site after a black family was denied a plot. The family of an Allen Parish Deputy sought to have their loved one buried at Oaklin Springs Cemetery but were rejected by an employee who cited the limitation. Oaklin Cemetery Association President Creig Vizena…
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The family says the employee, reportedly the 81-year-old aunt of Vizena, was rude and used racial language. Vizena told KPLC-TV they have been relieved of their duties.