1:30 LRN Newscast July 30

New COVID numbers for the state show an increase in cases by 17-hundred. Hospitalizations decreased for the third day in a row, today, down by 20. Vent also decreased, down by 16. Fatalities increased by 42.

Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a briefing today at 2:30.

Bar owners have filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to get a federal judge to block Governor Edwards order that limits bars to takeout and delivery orders. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A handful of protesters took up positions outside Senator Bill Cassidy’s office demanding a full extension of 600-dollar a week enhanced unemployment benefits. Congressional Republicans are backing a 200 dollar a week extension. Power Coalition organizer Kaitlyn Joshua helped put on the event and says an amount that low risks mass evictions.

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The state eviction moratorium has expired and the federal moratorium is set to expire this month.

State Police is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened in Lake Charles last night. Trooper Derek Senegal says Lake Charles police responded to an alleged carjacking, which led to a pursuit and ended when the suspect, 37-year-old William Joseph Latour the Third, crashed into a house.

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The investigation is ongoing.