8:30 LRN Newscast July 29

The state health department reports over 15-hundred people are hospitalized with COVID in Louisiana. A 580-percent increase in four weeks. Director of Infection Control and Prevention at Ochsner Doctor Katherine Baumgarten says the average patient age has decreased about ten years from one year ago and is now 53-years-old and COVId cases among children are increasing rapidly…
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A Republican leader in Congress says it’s up to the Biden administration to get the ball rolling on passing disaster relief aid for southwest Louisiana. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise says he understands the frustration felt by Hurricane Laura and Delta victims who need assistance to rebuild homes and businesses…
Cut 4 (08) “…formal request.”

People from all over the country are calling a small Louisiana town to see if an advertisement for a swinger venue is a joke or if the spouse swapping trailer park is for real. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 3 (29) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

The Baton Rouge Daily Report and the Advocate reports that the Penthouse Club, which is a strip club, received over one-million dollars in federal coronavirus aid. The adult entertainment venue applied for the funding through an S-B-A program called the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.