2:30 pm LRN Newscast Sept 30

Consumer complaints about property insurance companies – particularly their adjusters – continue to flood in to the state Department of Insurance, over a month after Hurricane Ida. More from LRN’s Dave Brannen…:

CUT 02  (34)        “…Brannen”

State Education officials have decided to give school systems the option of allowing parents to decide whether or not to quarantine a child potentially exposed to coronavirus. One local system that’s rejecting that option is East Baton Rouge Parish, where school officials announced today they will continue to require students who come in close contact with COVID to quarantine.


The Louisiana Health Department reported 872 new coronavirus cases today, it’s the lowest one-day total since early July, and Ochsner Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Hart says it represents real progress. He says even though over half the state’s population is now vaccinated, the chance is still there for another surge in cases…:

CUT 13(09)      “…out of the woods yet.”

Statewide COVID hospitalization are also the lowest they’ve been since mid-summer.

Extinction happens and it appears we can say goodbye to the once familiar ivory-beaked woodpecker; a species not seen in our state since 1944. Robert Dobbs, with state Wildlife & Fisheries, says little can be done about that save taking steps to assure other species don’t disappear as well…:

CUT 05(08)      “…to this point”