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WWL Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 8:49 am
Usually, the State Fire Marshal would encourage families to choose public fireworks displays versus creating their own, but most are canceled to discourage large gatherings due to COVID-19.
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Governor John Bel Edwards
WWL Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 8:38 am
Governor Edwards says our current escalation in COVID cases began almost exactly two weeks after Memorial Day and he wants residents to avoid a repeat for the 4th of July.
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Chris Miller
July 02, 2020 - 12:29 pm
There are now more than 800 people in Louisiana hospitals for COVID-19: 840, per the Louisiana Department of Health. That's the most since Memorial Day.
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WWL Newsroom
July 02, 2020 - 7:52 am
State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry calls a pop theory advocating for the purposeful COVID infection of people under the guise of creating herd immunity a “myth”.
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Associated Press
July 01, 2020 - 6:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has recorded its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, and the mayor of Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that she is requiring people to wear masks inside businesses in hopes of stemming the worrisome spread of the disease.
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Chris Miller
July 01, 2020 - 2:58 pm
The same day Jefferson Parish began a mandatory masks policy, Louisiana's capital announced it will do the same.
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WWL Newsroom
July 01, 2020 - 7:26 am
Civil lawsuit reform legislation is headed to the Governor’s desk that supporters say may lower auto insurance rates.
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WWL Newsroom
June 30, 2020 - 9:15 pm
The Louisiana Legislature approves a $34 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting today, one that looks fairly similar to the budget Governor John Bel Edwards first sent them.
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Chris Miller
June 30, 2020 - 12:28 pm
The Louisiana Department of Health today reports 58,095 total cases of COVID-19, up 1,014 from yesterday. Deaths are up 22, to 3,113.
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State Capitol
WWL Newsroom
June 30, 2020 - 7:04 am
The special session ends at 6 PM Tuesday and a number of tort reform bills aimed at lowering auto insurance rates are still working their way through the process.
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