12:30 LRN Newscast Dec 29

VA homes in Louisiana began rollout of COVID vaccines Monday. Brandee Patrick, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs says workers and residents are very hopeful that the vaccines will help restore normalcy soon.

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They began vaccines at their homes in Jennings and Monroe, Monday, tomorrow in Reserve, and Saturday in Bossier. The rollout in Jackson is still being scheduled. Patrick says residents and workers will receive a second dose of the Moderna vaccine four weeks after the first.

When former Governor Edwin Edwards was in the hospital for routine tests over the weekend, Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt says he was offered the COVID vaccine.

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Honeycutt says Edwards plans to get vaccinated when it’s his turn.

The Louisiana Department of Health reports just under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases today. Fatalities increased today to 61 and hospitalizations increased by 92 overnight.

Algiers based Edna Karr High fights for its fifth consecutive football state championship tonight against Carencro. Matt Doyle spoke with Karr’s coach Brice Brown…

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