4:30 PM Newscast

Louisiana reports an additional one-thousand new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as hospitalizations and deaths also continue to rise. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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According to the state health department, only 59% of those who tested positive from COVID-19 since mid-May have responded to phone calls from contact tracers.  Governor Edwards says there is a great appreciation for those that answer the phone and comply with contact tracers but he’s pressing for more cooperation.

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Orleans and Jefferson Parish have issued mandatory mask-wearing ordinances for those visiting parish businesses. Jefferson Parish President Lee Sheng says their proclamation takes effect Wednesday and is the only way the parish will be able to one day move into Phase Three.
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Sheng says the parish is still working out the details of how it could be enforced, and what punishments would be handed out to businesses in violation.

Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart announces a grand jury has returned an indictment against eight Shreveport police officers for allegedly using excessive force against two men who were apprehended on January 24th.

Stewart says the eight men charged were booked and released on bond…

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The D-A’s report says the men who were beaten by Shreveport officers suffered injuries, including a broken nose and broken orbital plate