3:30 LRN Newscast Oct 21

Encouraging news on coronavirus in Louisiana; the percentage of persons hospitalized with the virus and not vaccinated is declining. At the height of the 4th wave of COVID that number was in the high 90-percentile. Now it’s in the mid-80’s. Doctor Lucio Miele with LSU Health New Orleans says it’s another indicator of the need for booster shots because immunity naturally drops over time…:

CUT 03(10)      “…after vaccination.”

The FDA has approved a mix & match approach for using any of the three vaccines as a booster.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board unanimously approves an application from the online sports betting site Fan Duel. We are the 47th state to approve Fan Duel. So how soon might sports betting be generally available? Gaming Commissioner Ronnie Johns…:

CUT 10(09)      “…we’ll see.”


Have you budgeted Christmas this year? The National Retail Federation says most of us will spend about $1000. But the NRF’s Katherine Cullen says – because of supply chain disruptions – about 50% of us will start holiday shopping well before November even gets here…:

CUT 14(06)      “….39-percent.”

She says about 57% of us plan to do most of our shopping online. Surprised?

One of four violent teen offenders, who attacked guards and escaped from the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center last week, is still at large. Investigators believe that Malik Williams is getting help from a girlfriend, Shamika Holloman, in staying on the lam. Cops say pinging of her cell phone shows she drove from Monroe to Baton Rouge to pick him up. Are a warrant is out for her arrest as well.