8:30 LRN Newscast January 5

The state is reporting 1,891 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the highest that total has been since April. Brooke Thorington has more…
cut 3 (30) “…I’m Brooke Thorington”

The wife of the late Congressman-elect Luke Letlow is reportedly considering running for the 5th Congressional District seat that’s been left open because of Letlow’s death. The family has told the USA Today Network that Julia Letlow will reflect, pray, and come to a decision on running for her husband’s congressional seat.

U-S News and World Report once again ranks the Dash Diet, developed in part by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, as one of the top diets for healthy eating and heart health. Pennington Professor Doctor Catherine Champagne says the DASH diet has been around since the 1990s, because it’s easy to commit to and easy to keep…
cut 7 (08) “….a lifestyle”
The DASH diet encourages eating foods low in sodium and high in potassium, calcium, fiber, magnesium, and protein.

Foster children are often taken into protective custody with only a few minutes to gather personal belongings. Executive Director of Geaux Bags, K.C. Kilpatrick began her charity seven years ago to help children with the transition, so they have everything they need for their first night in foster care.
Cut 13 (11) “…encouragement.”
For more information go to geaux-bags-dot-org.