7:30 LRN Newscast July 4

The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind you to practice fireworks safety this 4th. Spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says never set off fireworks if you are impaired and it’s best not to allow children to handle fireworks whatsoever.

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And always make sure you have water nearby in case things get out of control and when the show is over make sure those fireworks are watered down and no longer smoldering.

On January 6th, 2021, then-President Trump held a rally to protest the election results. A mob of supporters marched to the Capitol, entered, and vandalized the place, while trying to invade the House chamber. One person was shot by Capitol Police. Senator Bill Cassidy says he feels we can all learn a lot from what’s happening in the hearings…:

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A new fiscal year is underway in Louisiana which means the state’s new spending plan went into effect on July 1st. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says one of the most important earmarks was hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to improving the state’s roads and bridges. He says motorists should see an improvement…

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With summer in full swing, people are out and about and COVID cases are on the rise.  Fortunately, there is some good news. Two years since the start of the pandemic, about 95 percent of the state has either been vaccinated, had COVID, or both. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says the concerns are still real, but the impact isn’t nearly as severe as in the past…

Cut 13 (07) “…getting very sick.”

And the Pelicans have announced that Zion Williamson has signed an extension worth $193 million that will keep his with the Pels for the next five seasons.