Amid the recent surge of COVID cases in Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards implores residents to take proper precautions this New Year’s but fell short of reinstating a mask mandate..:
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He says those who are vaccinated and/or boosted are less likely to be hospitalized if they get sick.
State officials are also encouraging you to play it safe when setting off fireworks for New Year’s Eve. Fire Marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the firework ordinances in your area first…:
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She says it should go without saying that anyone lighting fireworks should not be drinking.
State Police say intoxication was determined to be a major factor in a quadruple fatality crash that occurred in St. Landry Parish on December 17th. They say test results confirmed the at-fault driver, 54-year-old John Lundy of Georgia, was three times the legal limit of intoxication. Lundy died and so did 3 siblings from Jeanerette in the vehicle he hit head on driving the wrong way on I-49: 20-year-old Lindy Rae Simmons, 16-year-old Chris Simmons and 14-year-old Kamryn Simmons.
The state will be a featured in the 133rd Annual Rose Parade Saturday morning.
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