2:30 LRN Newscast Dec 29

The state has seen its highest single-day spike in COVID cases since the pandemic started. Over 9-thousand cases were reported Wednesday by the state Department of Health. Prior to that, the highest single-day number was 7500. Right now 659 people statewide are in the hospital with the coronavirus.

The New Orleans butcher who introduced NFL great John Madden to the Louisiana “turducken” mourns the passing of the football legend. Brooke Thorington has that…:

CUT 02(34)      “…Thorington.”


One of Louisiana’s Most Wanted fugitives is now behind bars. After a 5-hour standoff, the man suspected of the first of two fatal shootings on the Grambling University campus has been apprehended. State Police Trooper Mike Reichardt says 18-year-old Jatavious Carroll has been in the wind since mid-October. U.S. Marshalls caught up with him Tuesday at a home in Delhi. Reichardt says with Carroll’s capture, all three suspected shooters have now been caught..:

CUT 08(11)      “…are in jail.”

LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly names Matt House as his new Defensive Coordinator. House is currently linebackers coach at Kansas City, and has worked with collegiate programs at Kentucky, FIU and Pitt. Baton Rouge sports radio host Matt Moscona says House looks like a solid hire…:

CUT 12(09)      “…NFL experience.”

House will stay with the Chiefs until their season ends, then move to Baton Rouge.