10:30 AM Newscast

The special session ends at 6 PM today and lawmakers are still scrambling to pass a tort reform bill aimed at lowering auto insurance rates. Matt Doyle has more.

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The Department of Justice reports there are cards and flyers that have begun circulating the internet bearing their seal indicating the cardholder is exempt from mask-wearing because of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The problem is, they were not distributed by the DOJ and the documents are bogus. The DOJ warns that misuse of their seal in a federal crime.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports over half of the money in the state’s unemployment trust fund has been spent during the coronavirus pandemic.   If the fund goes empty, out of work residents would still receive unemployment. LWC Executive Director Ava Dejoie says several states have already run out of unemployment money and if it happens to Louisiana, the state will borrow money from the feds like the other states.

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A new report from the CDC indicates pregnant women are more likely to experience symptoms or even be hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.  LSU Health New Orleans Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology assistant professor Dr. Rebekah Gee says expecting mothers should talk to their healthcare providers about best practices and rely on others when possible to avoid exposure.

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