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Nationwide healthcare providers are having trouble efficiently administering the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as they get it, and apparently, the story is no different here in Louisiana. The state’s top public health expert says Louisiana will have received more than 210-thousand vaccine doses by Saturday, but have only logged 45,000 official administrations of the vaccine. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says starting the rollout during the holidays has been problematic but he remains encouraged…

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Starting Monday those over 70 and an expanded group of healthcare workers will be eligible for the vaccine.

The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and despite a 3,000 person attendance cap and no pre game festivities Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says they’re looking forward to a great game between Ohio State and Clemson…

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Lake Charles is still bouncing back from the devastation of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, with a long year of work ahead of them. Mayor Nic Hunter says the federal response has been a mixed bag, and while FEMA has responded well with some things…

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Those two hurricanes were just a few of the reasons why 2020 was the busiest year on record for the Louisiana National Guard. Gaurd spokesperson Noel Collins says their hurricane season was the busiest ever with relief efforts for Laura, Delta, and Zeta and preparations for Cristobal, Marco, Sally, and Beta. Collins says LANG assisted with 400 generator missions; distributed 5.7 million meals, 7.8 million liters of water, 1.4 million bags of ice, and 267-thousand tarps.

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