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News for Thursday July 9th, 2020


For the first time in a week and a half the state sees a decrease in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19, even if it’s only three. Total new reported cases jumped sharply though, up nearly 1900,  putting our total number of cases since the pandemic began at over 70,000.  Just over 10 percent of all tests today are positive, a benchmark the feds use to track problem areas. 20 additional fatalities are also being reported.


Governor John Bel Edwards says the state is heading in the wrong direction in its battle to stop the spread of COVID-19, but he is not contemplating a statewide mask mandate.


Governor Edwards on Wednesday announced that he has signed the state's budget for the FY 2020-2021. The state House and Senate approved the $34 billion spending plan on June 30, the final day of a 30-day special legislative session.


Also on Wednesday, Gov. Edwards announced that he has ordered cabinet agencies to prepare for possible mid-year budget cuts by sequestering at least 10 percent of their budgets, and recommends the same for the judicial and legislative branches. He will also issue an executive order to freeze hiring of state employees.


Oil City Representative Danny McCormick denounces masking mandates in a video posted to Facebook as Shreveport becomes the latest municipality to enact a mask mandate while inside a business. 


The Alexandria Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 2900 block of Masonic Drive on yesterday.


Authorities say a West Monroe man wanted for shooting at a State Trooper during an attempted traffic stop was killed early Wednesday morning during a gun battle with law enforcement at a motel in Monroe.


Hurricane researchers at Colorado State have increased their projected storm total for this year from 19 to 20 as we’ve already seen five named storms this year. Jhordanne Jones says sea surface temperatures are above normal and there’s no El Nino to suppress storm development…


Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that $50 million through the CARES Act Fund is now available for K-12 schools and Higher Education. Approximately $35 million will be made available to the Louisiana Dept. of Education and $15 million to the Board of Regents.


A OnePoll survey of Americans finds two-thirds of people admit to gaining weight since the pandemic began with most saying its due to snacking.


Houma Representative Tanner Magee submits a letter to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Sandy Holloway requesting that the board does not consider a recommendation to cancel high school sports at this time.


A white East Baton Rouge Parish school system elementary school PE teacher was arrested after allegedly pulling a gun on a black family driving through her neighborhood, and beating their car with a bat.




The Pelicans are in Orlando and head coach Alvin Gentry is with the team.


The 2019 LSU football team has received their championship rings and they got three of them.


The NFL and its players association have begun discussing the rules for the likelihood of players opting out for the 2020 season.

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