9:30 LRN Newscast 12-29-20

The task force to change the current election primary system, from an open to a closed primary is being led by Republican Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt, and vocally supported by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Attorney General Jeff Landry, and Democratic Baton Rouge Senator Cleo Fields.
The question seems to come up just about every year, but political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says a move to closed primaries is opposed by people who stand to lose from the shift.
Cut 6 (08) “…benefit.”
Nine months into the pandemic some OB/GYN clinics are seeing an influx of patients. Dr. Karli Boggs, Clinical Director at the LSU Clinic at Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge says an alarming issue from the pandemic is more OB patients are experiencing domestic abuse.
Cut 9 (12) “…and beaten.”
Former Governor Edwin Edwards turned down a COVID vaccine over the weekend when he was at LSU-Health Shreveport for routine medical tests.
Currently, healthcare workers who work directly with COVID patients are being vaccinated first in Louisiana. Edwards Biographer Leo Honeycutt says Edwards plans to get vaccinated when it’s his turn.
Cut 15 (07)“…hospital.”

Edna Karr is gunning for their fifth high school football state championship in a row tonight as they take on Carencro for the Class 4A title in Natchitoches.
Brown says his secondary came into the season full of fresh faces and inexperienced sophomores but has played up to the Karr standard.
Cut 12 (05) “…else.”
Carencro, the 1st seed in Class 4A, has been even more dominant than Karr in this year’s playoffs, most recently coming off a 49-7 win over Neville.