9:30 LRN Newscast February 1

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is one of ten Republican Senators who will meet with President Joe Biden today to discuss a coronavirus relief package. The President is pushing to approve a relief package that would cost one-point-nine trillion dollars, while Cassidy and other GOP Senators say the aid package should be much more targeted.

A black family was denied a burial plot at an Allen Parish graveyard over a whites-only restriction in the contract. Matt Doyle has the story.
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LSU Health Shreveport is hosting a COVID-19 drive-thru event today through Thursday at the State Fair Grounds. First vaccine doses will be administered today and first and second doses will be shot into arms tomorrow thru Thursday. LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Doctor G-E Ghali says once vaccinated with the first dose, you’re guaranteed a second…
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Many people who will get their second dose this week, got their first at the State Fair Grounds between January 12th and 14th.

Super Bowl week has arrived as Tampa Bay is hosting this year’s big game. In 2025 New Orleans will host a record-tying 11th Super Bowl. Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation CEO Jay Cicero says the planning is well underway because the NFL asks a lot from a hosting city
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Cicero says his eleven-member staff will raise about 20-million dollars over the next four years to help pull off the massive event.