12:30 PM Newscast

The state reports over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases today, marking the fourth consecutive day with new cases below 2000. The percentage of today’s new tests with positive cases is just over 7%. Fatalities increase by 24.

Former Klan leader and state lawmaker David Duke is banned from Twitter. Jeff Palermo has the story.

Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Jeff Palermo”  


LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron reacts to the SEC’s plan to switch up the football season from the normal twelve-game format to a ten-game format with conference-only opponents. The plan calls for the season kickoff to be pushed back to September 26th and Orgeron says there isn’t much clarity yet but anticipates the two additional conference opponents will come from the SEC East, but the team will be ready for whatever.

Cut 10 (11) “…three extra weeks.”

A Franklin Parish traffic stop leads to the discovery of a dead body in the trunk of a bullet-riddled car. Court records show a trooper pulled a suspect over for speeding, saw bullet holes in the driver’s side door, and smelled pot coming out of the car. Master Trooper Michael Reichardt…

Cut 12 (07) “…car.” 

That traffic stop led to the arrest of 18-year-old Michael Mitchell Jr.