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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going slower than many expected. The state’s top public health expert says Louisiana will have received more than 210-thousand vaccine doses by Saturday. Over 45-thousand doses have been administered. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter admits it’s a complex operation

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There are currently 249-thousand people eligible to receive the vaccine and that group includes health care workers but starting Monday another 649-thousand will be eligible in group 1B.

The City of Lake Charles took a beating not once but twice with hurricanes in 2020. Mayor Nic Hunter says recovery efforts have come a long way in four months, however…

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2020 was the busiest year on record for the Louisiana National Guard with the pandemic, hurricanes, and a deployment of more than 2,000 guardsmen overseas. LANG spokesperson Noel Collins said since March, guardsmen have assisted with testing sites and food banks.

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And distributed more than 56-million PPE items and 4,500 PPE delivery missions.

The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and it’s a much different event this year due to the pandemic. Ohio State and Clemson will play in the national semifinal game and Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says only three-thousand fans will be in attendance and none of their other events will take place

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