8:30 LRN Newscast

The city of New Orleans is still trying to get back on its feet after getting hit by Hurricane Zeta on Wednesday. About 60-percent of Orleans Parish is without power and there are at least 200 trees that have been knocked down. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is asking residents to have patience during the recovery process…
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The only Zeta related death in Louisiana happened in New Orleans as a 55-year-old man was electrocuted by a downed powerline.

Entergy Louisiana CEO Phillip May told WWL-TV this morning that he expects Entergy will make a lot of progress on power outages today, but the hardest-hit areas could be without electricity on Tuesday, election day. Governor John Bel Edwards says some voters may have to go elsewhere to cast their vote…
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The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November third election is today at 4:30 PM. You can receive an absentee ballot at your parish registrar of voters office or visit voter-portal-dot-sos-dot-la-dot-gov. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says the deadline to return a completed mail-in ballot is Monday at 4:30 PM and if you don’t get it in by then…
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Election Day is Tuesday and polls will be open from 6 AM to 8 PM.

The state reported 392 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and there was little change in the number of COVID patients in the hospital or on a ventilator. But Assistant State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says they are seeing increased outbreaks associated with religious services, small gatherings in the backyard and high school sports teams
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