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News for Tuesday July 7th, 2020

 

Louisiana adds just over 11-hundred new COVID-19 cases Monday.  The state reports 44% of those cases are from people 29 and younger and 98% of the new cases are from community spread. Here in Rapides Parish we saw 11 new reported cases yesterday and one additional death. The daily percentage of positive tests statewide are currently at 9.84%.

 

The Rapides parish Police called off last nights meeting after an announcement earlier in the day that several jurors and essential staff members had tested positive for COVID-19 or are currently awaiting test results.

 

Federal judge Dee Drell  ruled yesterday afternoon that the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Council must accommodate 4th district Councilman Harry Silver by allowing him to attend council meetings virtually.

 

Due to COVID-19 four Office of Motor Vehicle locations will be closed to the public due to the positive testing of an employee. The offices are here in Alexandria, Lafayette, Monroe and Shreveport.

 

 

An economist says an LSU football season without fans will cost the school and local economies millions of dollars.

 

A Louisiana state senator has called for all athletic activities to be canceled for K through 12 public schools in Louisiana through December because of COVID-19.

 

State Farm will cut auto insurance rates in Louisiana by 9.6%, The rate cut has been approved by Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.

 

In the tropics Edouard became a named storm, setting the record for the earliest formation of a fifth named storm of a season.

 

There was little action on police reform in the recent special session but reform advocates say that is not going to be the case in the fall or 2021 session.

 

Yesterday we mentioned Casino’s in Louisiana have announced mass layoffs are coming. The L’Auberge casinos in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge are cutting more than 600 jobs between the two following the Covid pandemic. The Treasure Chest in Kenner is also reliving 340 people of their employment and Boomtown in Harvey is cutting right at 200 jobs.

 

Legislation is awaiting the Governor’s signature that would allow electric co-ops to create their own hi-speed internet networks in rural areas that lack broadband access.

 

The East Feliciana Police Jury has rejected a proposal to uproot a more than century-old statue of a Confederate soldier from its perch in front of the parish's antebellum courthouse and move it to a cemetery.

 

The coronavirus is putting stress extra on relationships and many are calling it quits.

 

Sports..

 

Plans are still on for LSU and Louisiana Tech to play each other in men’s basketball on November 24th at the CenturyLink Center. Officials announced Monday that tickets will go on sale for the game at 10 AM on Thursday.

 

The Pelicans have added depth as they prepare to leave for the NBA’s bubble in Orlando on Wednesday. Forward Sindarius Thornwell has inked a deal with New Orleans and he’ll serve as a substitute player.

 

One of the state’s most successful high school football coaches is leaving the sidelines. Neville’s Mickey McCarty has accepted the job as the school’s principal and former St. Frederick head coach Jeff Tannehill will replace McCarty as the Tigers new head football coach.

 

And big news out of the NFL today as the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have reportedly agreed to a ten-year contract extension that will pay the superstar signal caller over 400-million dollars.

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