7:30 LRN Newscast

This week, the state is expected to reach one-million COVID cases since the pandemic started. Louisiana is dealing with its fifth surge of cases as a result of the Omicron variant. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says based on what they’ve seen in other parts of the world, Omicron rages and then fades away…
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A new study finds hurricanes Laura, Delta, Zeta, and Ida resulted in an estimated 579-million dollars in losses to the state’s fisheries, infrastructure, revenues and biological resources. Jason Froeba with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says this report could convince Congress the state’s fishing industry needs federal assistance…
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Patients are complaining the cost of legal medical cannabis is out of their reach. Is it time to further expand medical marijuana laws? Kevin Gallagher reports…:
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Family and friends of a Hammond man who died last week when he was crushed in a garbage truck have a lot of unanswered questions. Police say 42-year-old Jermaine Watts was seeking shelter and fell asleep in a dumpster, but people who know Watts say he had a home just six blocks away from the dumpster. An autopsy on his death has yet to be completed.