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…
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.
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.
The investigation is ongoing.