10:30 LRN Newscast Dec 30

Louisiana’s newly elected Congressman Luke Letlow has passed away at the age of 41 from COVID-19. He was set to be sworn in next week to replace Ralph Abraham. Letlow was the chief of staff for Abraham and also worked in state government for former Governor Bobby Jindal. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he’s known Letlow for 20 years…

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LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali said Letlow died from a heart attack following a procedure related to the infection and he had no underlying health conditions.

Medicaid enrollment increased by 208-thousand in Louisiana this year alone. Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller…

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With Phase One of COVID vaccinations underway to frontline healthcare workers, and nursing home staff, and residents, many are wondering who’s next up to get their shots in 2021. A CDC advisory committee suggests group 1B should cover frontline essential workers and those over 75. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says we can’t pinpoint an exact date yet for when the state will begin Phase 1B.

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The New Orleans Saints will wrap up the regular season on Sunday as they travel to take on the Carolina Panthers.  Despite the team’s success this year, quarterback Drew Brees says, they need to fine-tune some things before the playoffs.

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Kickoff is 3:30 in Charlotte