2:30 LRN Newscast December 2

Organizers of a swingers convention in New Orleans say 41 of their 250 attendees have tested positive since the annual Naughty Nawlins convention concluded last month. New Orleans Communications Director Beau Tidwell says they met with convention officials before the event and discussed safety protocols…
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It’s been reported that one of the 41 individuals who tested positive had to be hospitalized.

The US Supreme Court heard arguments today over whether inmates in Louisiana who were convicted by a non-unanimous jury verdict prior to 2019 should have a new trial. Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill argued on behalf of the state that a ruling against non-unanimous juries previously made by the highest court should not be retroactive…
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If the Supreme Court says its previous ruling is retroactive, it could lead to hundreds of inmates receiving a new trial.

An Ohio homicide suspect was killed during a shootout with federal authorities and a woman he’s accused of abducting was found safe at a Pineville hotel yesterday. Special FBI agent John Fortunado credits good law enforcement work in tracking down 47-year-old James Edward Hawley…
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Authorities believe Hawley killed the mother of the woman he abducted.

Entergy Louisiana is on track to produce enough power from solar plants to fuel 60,000 homes within the next three years. Entergy Louisiana Director of Resource Planning Jonathan Bourge says that started with a solar plant in West Baton Rouge Parish.
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Bourge southeast Louisiana is the hub for this effort, housing six of the seven solar farms planned.