1:30 LRN Newscast July 29

Ochsner Health Systems says they will require employees to be vaccinated for COVID once the vaccines receive full FDA approval. But in the meantime, CEO Warner Thomas says soon you’ll be able to easily identify vaccinated staff with a new ID badge

Cut 4 (12) “…as needed.” 

Thomas says almost 63-percent of Ochsner staff are vaccinated.

A 20-year-old Bernice man lost his life last night as he was attempting to flee from law enforcement. State Police Master Trooper Michael Reichardt says Tyler Brazzel of Bernice was traveling at a high rate of speed lost control of the car, he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene…

Cut 7 (09)  “…enough”

The accident happened on Forsythe Road in Lincoln Parish.

High School football is just around the corner and with COVID cases increasing many are concerned the season could be delayed, but LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine says he has confidence that coaches can keep the players safe because they had the same hurdles last season.

Cut 10 (10) “…get done.”

The small city of Mamou is known as the Cajun Music Capital of the World but this week the Evangeline Parish town gained national attention after a sign advertising a swinger trailer park with the slogan, ‘Bring Your House, Share Your Spouse,’ went viral. Employee Nick Broussard says they realized original plans for the park might have to be altered.

Cut 14 (06) “…would be.”

Broussard says he’s received calls from all over the country and they anticipate opening Memorial Day Weekend next year.