1230 PM LRN News

LSU Chief of Infectious Disease Dr. Julio Figueroa says we’re starting to see an uptick in transmissible diseases that saw a major decline in the last year as mitigation practices like masking and social distancing are relaxed…

Cut 6 (11) “…in May.”

Figueroa says the results aren’t exactly surprising but they are a good reminder that folks should maintain some of the healthy habits they built up during the pandemic.

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon touts the results of the Insurance Department’s complaint process, saying it resulted in 41 million dollars recovered related to 1,500 complaints filed against insurers for mishandling 2020 hurricane claims…

Cut 4 (09) “…instances” 

Insurers received 311,000 total claims related to last years’ hurricanes.

State Police has released nine videos from the 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene, showing the 49-year-old unarmed black man being dragged out of his vehicle after a car chase in Union Parish, and repeatedly beaten and tazed before he died in police custody.  Superintendent Col. Lamar Davis says the videos are in the hands of state and federal criminal investigators

Cut 10 (09) “…investigation.”

The three troopers involved have been identified as Chris Hollingsworth, Dakota DeMoss and Kory York. Hollingsworth died from a car crash after learning he would be fired. Davis says he intends on firing DeMoss and York received a 50-hour suspension but remains on leave pending state and federal investigations.