8:30 LRN Newscast May 24

The public can view all of the video State Police has in its possession that shows the 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene, who died while in custody after he was punched and tased by Troopers. State Police Superintendent Colonel Lamar Davis hopes releasing the footage will show L-S-P is committed to transparency…
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Greene led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through northeast Louisiana.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is hosting a virtual job fair every day this week as part of “Workforce Week.” LWC spokesperson Marina Clay says more than 100 employers in the state’s top industries will offer thousands of immediate job openings.
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For more information go to la-works-dot-easy-virtual-fair-dot-com.

LSU-Health Shreveport has identified the state’s first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that spread quickly in India. It’s the third different COVID variant found in Louisiana. Virologist Doctor Jeremy Kamil (Camille) says the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated…
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To find the nearest vaccine site visit COVID-vaccine-dot-la-dot-gov.

State health officials are concerned about a rising number of syphilis cases in the Alexandria area. The number of early syphilis cases has quadruped in the region from 43 in 2017 to 178 in 2020. Region Six Medical Director Doctor David Holcombe says the bacterial infection can spread quickly…
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When left undiagnosed, syphilis can lead to blindness, deafness, and long term neurological dysfunction.