3:30 PM Newscast

Senator Bill Cassidy filed his papers today in Baton Rouge to run for a second term in office. Cassidy’s opponents took turns digging at this record since qualifying began Wednesday, but the state’s senior Senator says he’ll stand behind his work over the past six years.

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The primary election is November 3rd.

Tropical Storm Hanna is eyeing a landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas tomorrow, but it will produce numerous thunderstorms and some rain bands in Louisiana this weekend. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it will hinder some outdoor activities….

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announces that starting on Saturday bars and restaurants will be prohibited from selling takeout alcoholic beverages. Cantrell says this means bars will be closed throughout Orleans Parish…

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The city is also reducing the size of indoor social gatherings to no more than 25 people. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people.

As hospitals across the state reach capacity with COVID-19 patients, some healthcare facilities have enough beds, but they are having staffing issues to provide adequate care for patients.  As daily case counts continue to set records across the state with community spread, Our Lady of the Lourdes C-M-O Doctor Henry Kaufman in Lafayette says the public needs to understand when a healthcare worker contracts COVID it creates a large absence in the workplace.

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