1:30 LRN Newscast July 27

The state reports more COVID cases among 18 to 29 years old in the last ten days than those 70 and older. Governor John Bel Edwards says the 6,800 new cases today is frightening and it’s the second single day highest case count since January 6th of this year.

Community leaders in southwest Louisiana are intensifying their effort to secure federal disaster relief funding from the federal government. Jeff Palermo has more…

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Three teenagers were killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Lincoln Parish and a fourth teenager is fighting for his life. State Police spokesperson Trooper Michael Reichardt says speed was a factor in the crash and the teens were all well thought of in the community.

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None of the teens were wearing seatbelts.

An East Baton Rouge judge is offering some offenders on probation the option to be vaccinated for COVID in lieu of completing community service. So far Judge Fred Crisfasi (Sir-Fassey) has allowed two people the option in exchange for completing their court-ordered service. Baton Rouge Attorney Franz Borghardt says the Judge is the one who orders community service, and the keyword is an option.

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