1:30 PM Newscast

The UL System will take a 28 million dollar net hit to revenue this fiscal year, and is planning for a five percent total drop in revenue for the fiscal year starting July 1st. Matt Doyle has the story.

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A 72-year-old woman attacked by her two pit bulls in Mandeville on Thursday afternoon has died from her injuries. St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene after a neighbor called to report the attack. Upon arrival the dogs began attacking the deputies and eventually both animals were killed during the response. The victim died at a hospital on the Northshore earlier today.





Governor Edwards is demanding businesses comply with coronavirus restrictions as the state reported another 13-hundred cases today. Earlier this month, the governor loosened capacity restrictions on businesses and re-opened bars. Edwards has paused the state’s re-opening, extending the Phase 2 guidelines for another 28 days as the number of hospitalizations has risen to 700. The governor says the state office of public health, A-T-C and state fire marshal deputies will conduct robust compliance checks when they get complaints…

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Blaine Kern, Sr., who was widely considered Mr. Mardi Gras, has died. Kern built his first Mardi Gras float on the back on a mule-drawn wagon with his father in 1932 and is credited for turning Mardi Gras float building into a multi-million dollar business.  Mardi Gras expert Arthur Hardy says Kern’s energy and creativity did not slow down in the later years of his life.
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He was 93.