10:30 LRN Newscast Dec 29

A Legislative task force is taking up the question of whether the state should ditch the current jungle primary system and move to closed primaries for elections. Cut 1 (29) “…I’m Matt Doyle.”

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. Cougars’ head coach Brice 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.”

Former Governor Edwin Edwards turned down a COVID vaccine over the weekend when he was at LSU-Health Shreveport, for routine medical tests. Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt says Edwards felt it would be better used on a healthcare worker at the moment.
Cut 13 (13) “…he refused.”

Nine months into the pandemic some OB/GYN clinics are seeing an influx of patients, but it’s not what you think. Dr. Karli Boggs, Clinical Director at the LSU Clinic at Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge says they are overwhelmed.

Cut 7 (10)  “…limited access.”

Boggs said many of the patients lost health insurance when they lost their jobs and now have Medicaid coverage.