09:30 LRN Newscast Dec 28

Amid a surge of COVID Omicron cases the city of Shreveport reinstates its indoor mask mandate for city buildings and agencies. Mayor Adrian Perkins himself has tested positive for COVID. He says the order is in hopes of mitigating further spread, and more measures could be coming…:

CUT 07(10)      “…safe as well.”

Perkins says, if you think you were exposed to anyone who is sick, get tested right away.

State Health Department officials report just over 12-thousand new cases of COVID over the holiday weekend … and that does not include those who did at-home tests. Tulane University epidemiologist Dr. Susan Hassig says we’re seeing a surge that started with the Thanksgiving weekend…:

CUT 04(12)      “…given location.”

Experts say, for the most part, Omicron seems to be more contagious, but less severe.


Hunters are happy to know that, so far, no cases of Chronic Wasting Disease have presented in the Louisiana deer herd. State Wildlife & Fisheries veterinarian Dr. Jim Lacour says nearly 300 deer – submitted by hunters – have been tested, and all are negative…:

CUT 13(09)      “…get things done.”

CWD has been detected in many deer in neighboring Arkansas.

The Saints seemed destined to lose to the Miami Dolphins last night in the Caesars Superdome, due to a COVID-depleted roster. The final score was 20-3, with rookie quarterback Ian Book getting sacked eight times. Head Coach Sean Payton says the COVID losses were so bad, they had guys on field last night who’d never even practiced with the team…:

CUT 15(15)      “…next week’s game.”