1:30 LRN Newscast May 24

The Louisiana Insurance Department says it has recovered 41 million dollars related to 1,500 complaints filed against insurers for issues during last year’s hurricanes. Commissioner Jim Donelon says Insurers received 311,000 total claims related to the 2020 hurricanes and their data helps paint a national picture of who the problem insurers are.

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COVID-19 mitigation practices like masking, social distancing, and frequent hand washing also decreased other transmissible illnesses like the flu. LSU Health New Orleans Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Julio Figueroa says the pandemic put into play real-life examples of how proper mitigation efforts decrease transmission.

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A former LSU Quarterback is staying in the SEC and also remaining a Tiger. Jeff Palermo has more…

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The state marks a COVID milestone today, the lowest number of reported hospitalizations since the state began the count last year. Today there are 271 currently in the hospital in Louisiana with COVID. 29 of those patients are on ventilators. Ages 12 and up are now eligible to be vaccinated in the state and approximately 30-percent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated.