12:30 PM Newscast

The state reports over 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 today, out of just under 17,000 tests.  That translates to 10.3% of those tested were positive.  The World Health Organization set 10% positive testing results as the dividing line for containment.  43% of the cases are 18 to 29-year-olds.

For the 4th of July Governor Edwards is begging residents not to do a repeat of Memorial Day and further spike our growing number of COVID cases.

Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Brooke Thorington” 


2K Sports has unveiled Pelicans forward Zion Williamson as the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.  Zion lands the cover after only 19 games in the league, but he’ll be getting more playtime when the NBA starts back later this month in Orlando.  Zion says he’s been training every day during the pandemic, but very privately.

Cut 12 (12) “…my stepfather.”

The late Kobe Bryant and Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard were also selected as cover athletes this year.

As more people are staying home due to COVID-19 backyards with pools are extremely attractive this summer. Chief of the CDC’s Healthy Swimming Programming Michele Hlavsa (Waav saa) says there’s no data available so far that says the virus spreads in the water.

Cut 3 (12)  “…properly maintained.”