830 Newscast 7/31

The state could be headed back to a mask mandate due to the explosive surge in COVID cases caused by the Delta variant. Brooke Thorington has the story.

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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…

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The hot and humid temperatures continue for the Bayou State this 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.

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The fourteen SEC presidents voted unanimously to invite both Texas and Oklahoma into the Southeastern Conference after the two schools announced that they would not renew their contracts with the Big 12.  While it could take some time to shuffle certain games within the league once the teams join, Barnhart says re-adjusting scheduling in the SEC is long overdue.

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