2:30 LRN Newscast Dec 28

The Centers for Disease Control has revised isolation & quarantine guidelines for those who test positive for COVID. What was once 10 days is now 5, provide the person is showing no symptoms and that they wear a mask for five days after isolating for five. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease expert Dr. Fred Lopez says CDC guidelines are a bit different if you are a health care professional…:

CUT 11          (10)    “…the isolation.”

Gasoline prices are likely to continue to rise as we head into 2022. GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan says oil prices are moving upward and there is optimism that demand for oil may begin to pick up as well…:

CUT 04          (10)    “…head higher.”

He says we could see $4 a gallon by Memorial Day.

2021 certainly saw a lot of … interesting weather in Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Hurricane Ida in August was far & away the biggest weather story, but some others are worth looking back on too. Like the tornado outbreak that occurred last April. Keim says rarely has the state seen so many twisters within a 48-hour period…:

CUT 08          (11)    “…and northern Louisiana.”

Three men from Sulphur, in Calcasieu Parish, are under arrest for stealing catalytic converters from peoples’ vehicles. The devices can net a thief from $200 to $500, but cost the vehicle owner a lot more to replace. All three men are charged with theft and property damage. Their bail ranges from $60-thousand to $160-thousand. It’s unknown if any of them have made bail.