8:30 LRN Newscast September 29

State health officials say they’ve seen an alarming increase in severe pregnancy outcomes since the Delta variant started circulating in mid-July. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter is once again urging expecting mothers to get vaccinated. Kanter says the data continues to show the vaccine is safe for pregnant women…
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LSU says its overall enrollment is at an all-time high of 35,914 thanks to a record freshmen enrollment of just over seven-thousand. Vice President for Enrollment Management Jose Aviles says this freshman class is also the most accomplished…
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Aviles says this is also the most diverse freshmen class in university history as 19-percent of the class is made up of Black students.

State lawmakers heard from school systems struggling with recovery from Hurricane Ida last month and Laura last year. Kevin Gallagher has more.
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Meanwhile, there are thousands of Hurricane Ida victims waiting on FEMA to bring travel trailers to their property, so they can live here, while repairs are done to their damaged home. Governor Edwards says he’s pushing FEMA to get this done, but certain things are required…
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