5:30 LRN Newscast Dec 2

Today the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that argues all Louisiana prisoners serving time on a non-unanimous jury verdict deserve a retrial.

cut 2 (29) … I’m Matt Doyle.”  

The department of health reports 3,604 new COVID-19 cases today which includes a backlog of 1,551 cases with collection dates going back to April. Former LSU Athletic Director and baseball coach Skip Bertman is hospitalized, he told WBRZ he does not have COVID or pneumonia and is expected to stay for a few days.

A swingers and alternative lifestyle convention held in New Orleans last month produced 41 positive COVID-19 cases according to organizers. The annual Naughty Nawlins had 250 attendees. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s spokesperson, Beau Tidwell, says he’s heard all the jokes, but the event has serious consequences.

Cut 3 (12)  “…reason for that.”

The annual event usually draws 2,000 attendees.

Entergy Louisiana is reportedly 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.

Cut 13 (11) “… resources”