6:30 LRN Newscast

Two people have died in Florida after eating raw oysters from Louisiana. Oyster Task Force Chairman Mitch Jurisisch says before anyone jumps to conclusions about Louisiana oysters, he wants to see what the investigation reveals and that food safety procedures were followed correctly….
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The CDC says on average 80,000 people will get ill from eating raw oysters and about 100 will die as a result each year.

State legislative leaders are working to create a new police force in an effort to enhance security at the Louisiana Capitol. Senate President Page Cortez…
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A new Louisiana Capitol police force would consist of about two dozen officers and a chief that would be in place before next spring’s Legislative Session.

The Louisiana Department of Health reports 127 monkeypox infections statewide, most of those are in southeast Louisiana. Marsanne Golsby reports L-D-H has released new data that shows gender and racial disparities of monkeypox patients…
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