530 PM LRN News

New reported COVID cases have been below 2,000 for the third straight day and hospitalizations have also seen their third consecutive decline, but deaths are up significantly over the past few days. Governor Edwards says that’s due to our spike in cases over the past few weeks.

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Bar owners have filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to get a federal judge to block Governor Edwards’s order that limits bars to takeout and delivery orders.

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A handful of protesters rallied outside Senator Bill Cassidy’s Baton Rouge office demanding that the federal government continues to pay unemployed individiduals 600-dollars a week. This is the last week for the 600-dollar weekly unemployment benefit. Power Coalition organizer Kaitlyn Joshua says with thousands still unemployed, the program must continue

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The Democrat-backed HEROES Act would extend the 600 dollar payments through the year, Republicans back a 200 dollar a week effort, but a House Democratic leader recently said the caucus is not “600 dollars or bust”.

State Police is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened last night in Lake Charles after an alleged high speed chase. Trooper Derek Senegal says the suspect has been identified as 37-year-old William Joseph Latour the Third…

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