10:30 LRN Newscast Jan 2

The funeral for the late Congressman-elect Luke Letlow who passed away Tuesday from COVID-related complications will be today. It will be at 2 p.m. at North Monroe Baptist Church. All COVID restrictions will be followed and the funeral will be live-streamed from the church’s social media platforms.

Louisiana’s top public health expert has been encouraged by the COVID vaccine rollout distribution so far. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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From March to December of 2020, demand for food stamps increased 26-percent, in Louisiana. DCFS Deputy Assistant Secretary Jean Guinta credits the work of her staff for meeting the unprecedented demand.

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The City of Lake Charles is still recovering after devastation from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Mayor Nic Hunter says as for Federal recovery efforts it’s still too early to judge with just four months out. He says while FEMA has responded well with some things…

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Hunter says he’s extremely grateful for the community and how they’ve helped each other out during recovery and he’s optimistic about the city rebuilding.