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Starting Monday those over 70 and an expanding group of healthcare workers will be eligible to receive a vaccine at one of about 100 pharmacies state-wide. The initial wave of doses will be limited, and you’ll have to have an appointment with that pharmacy to get a vaccine. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says that group also includes…

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Starting Monday roughly 900,000 Louisianans will be eligible for the vaccine total.

The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and it’s a much different event this year due to the pandemic. Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says while the Sugar Bowl parade and other public events tied to the bowl game have been canceled, at least they are having a game this year…

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Hundley says a smaller Sugar Bowl means community donations will also be scaled back.

The Mayor of Lake Charles remains optimistic about recovery efforts despite enduring the 5th strongest hurricane to hit the United States.  Brooke Thorington has more.

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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s funeral has been set for 2 PM Saturday in Monroe. The 41-year-old died Tuesday evening from complications related to COVID-19, a shocking development considering health officials say he had no underlying health conditions. Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff tomorrow for the funeral.