230 PM LRN News

The House failed to override vetoed legislation banning transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports on Wednesday. Brooke Thorington has more from an advocate for the transgender community.

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The Delta-fueled COVID surge continues to get worse with the state reporting another 28-hundred positive cases coming in along with another sharp rise in COVID related hospitalizations, now over 900. 

The Joint Budget Committee has approved a new naming rights deal for the Superdome. Caesars’ naming rights deal is for 20-years and worth an estimated 138-million dollars according to reports. Evans Holmes for ASM Global, which manages the Dome, says those dollars replace the need for a subsidy from the state….

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The Saints say all of the money from the naming rights deal will go towards renovations of the state-owned building.

The Rolling Stones are heading into New Orleans for Jazz Fest, playing a special Wednesday edition of the iconic festival on October 13th. Festival producer Quint Davis says adding the Stones to this year’s already stacked lineup just elevates the festival to a whole other level nationally and internationally.

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