4:30 LRN Newscast July 30

Governor Edwards says Louisiana has the highest rate of growth per capita of COVID cases in the county. On Friday 5,300 new cases were reported along with 1,740 hospitalizations and 31 deaths.  Edwards says he along with other health officials are extremely concerned.

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President Joe Biden has signed Senator Kennedy’s DUMP Opioids act into law. Kennedy says the bill provides individuals who are in possession of Opioids a safe and effective way of eliminating them…

Cut 6 (10) “…VA center.” 

The U-S Department of Agriculture has completed a study of deer in several northern states and Lousiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain says they were checking for COVID-19 antibodies and found them in 33-percent. However, Strain emphasizes while deer are susceptible to the virus, Humans are in no danger from the deep population.

Cut  11 (11) “…deer population.”  

The hot and humid temperatures continue for the Bayou State this afternoon and into the weekend. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a weak high pressure across the northern Gulf of Mexico continues to pump warm air into the state, but the high pressure is also limiting cloud coverage and thunderstorm activity.

Cut 12 (07) “…the roof.” 

A large part of the state is under a heat advisory.