8:30 LRN Newscast February 1

LSU Health Shreveport is holding another round of drive-thru vaccinations for Louisianans 70 and older. Brooke Thorington explains
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Those who need a second dose can pre-register to get their shots tomorrow through Thursday. And State Health Officer Doctor Joseph Kanter says a falsehood that needs to go away is that the COVID vaccine itself can give you COVID…
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An Allen Parish cemetery has changed the language in its contract that now allows for blacks to be buried at their cemetery. Oaklin Cemetery Association President Creig Vizena says he and the Board were unaware the language was in the contract and after calling the courthouse, they discovered it’s been in their paperwork since the 1950s…
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The family of Darrell Semien, an Allen Parish Sheriff’s Deputy, tried to bury Semien at that cemetery but was turned away because he was black.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation is in the process of raising about 20-million dollars so they can effectively host the Super Bowl in the Big Easy in 2025. Foundation President Jay Cicero…
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New Orleans was awarded the 2024 Super Bowl, but with the NFL likely moving to a 17-game regular-season schedule, the city was given the 2025 Super Bowl instead so the game doesn’t conflict with Mardi Gras in 2024.