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News for Tuesday August 4th, 2020


Good news on the corona front, Louisiana saw its lowest one day number of new cases yesterday since June 29th with only 1,099. Hospitalizations are also down a good bit and below 1,500 since July 19th. Unfortunately, 17 more deaths were reported.


The legal battle centered around the Confederate monument outside of the Rapides Parish courthouse got more interesting yesterday when the Parish Police Jury announced it wants to be declared the sole legal owner of the statue.


Nearly 700 businesses have been found to have noncompliance on COVID spread mitigation measures, but State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says that’s only about ten percent of the total number of businesses they have even investigated.


Bar owners who sued the state in federal courts in Lafayette and New Orleans over the bar closure order have their request for a restraining order against the closures rejected.


The state sets guidelines for movie and TV crews to begin filming again after all production shut down at the start of the pandemic.


Federal lawmakers are working on legislation to extend the extra unemployment benefits funded by the feds to those out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Louisiana Lottery’s flagship game, Lotto, has been upgraded to see starting jackpots of a half-million dollars.  The change marks only the fourth time the game has been altered in its 28-year history. 



United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that he has resigned from the Department of Justice, effective August 3, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. CDT, at which time he assumed the duties of United States District Court Judge. Joseph was appointed by President Trump to the position of United States Attorney in March of 2018.


Ochsner Health is one of 120 sites worldwide chosen to participate in phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine study with drug maker Pfizer.


Tulane researchers say an antibody treatment has shown signs in animal trials that it can be effective at preventing coronavirus from multiplying once it infects you.


Drew Brees’ notable quirk where he licks his fingers throughout a game is a no-go for this season.

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Coronavirus updates: UN warns of 'generational catastrophe' amid school closures

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 694,000 people worldwide.

Over 18.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers...

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The Ghost of COVID present: For the first time ever, the 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' has been cancelled

Jenny Anderson/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in its87-year history, the famed Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been cancelled.

Radio City Music Halls owner, MSG Entertainment, notes in the official announcement, "We regret that the 2020 production of theChristmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, has been canceled due to continued uncertainty...

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Single mom sheds 55 pounds during quarantine -- and she's not quitting now


(CINCINNATI) -- Single mom Jackie Wilson chose intermittent fasting as her method to lose weight, motivating herself by buying the next size down on her favorite jeans.

While the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on life for many, one woman has used time in quarantine to restart hers.

When the pandemic first hit, things werent going ...

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SOS message saves men stranded on tiny, uninhabited island

Australian Army soldiers from the Royal Australian Regiment deliver food and supplies to three stranded sailors from the Federated States of Micronesia following a search and rescue mission, to Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 3, 2020. - (AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE HANDOUT)By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Three men have been rescued from a remote, uninhabited island...

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Trump says TikTok will be shut down in US on Sept. 15 unless a deal is made

Anatoliy Sizov/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has changed his tune on TikTok -- somewhat.

Backing away from an immediate ban, Trump said on Monday if Microsoft or another "secure" and "very American" company doesnt buy the U.S. leg of the Chinese-owned operation by Sept. 15, the wildly-popular video app will cease operating in the U.S.

"I set a date of arou...

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Scoreboard roundup — 8/3/20

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Mondays sports events:



Cincinnati 3, Cleveland 2
NY Yanks 6, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis, Detroit (Postponed)
Chi White Sox 6, Milwaukee 4
Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 4
Chi Cubs 2, Kansas City 0

Oakland 11, Seattle 1

NY Mets 7, Atlanta 2
Colorado 7, San Francisco 6
San Diego 5, LA Dodgers 4


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Wednesday July 29th

Houston Astros vs LA Dodgers 5:35p 94.7 ESPN


Thursday July 30th

New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah 5p 94.7 ESPN


Friday July 31st

Houston Astros @ LAA 7:35p 94.7 ESPN


Saturday August 1st

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Clippers 4:30p 94.7 ESPN


Sunday August 2nd

Houston Astros @ LAA 2:35p 94.7 ESPN


Monday August 3rd

New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis 5p 94.7 ESPN


Tuesday August 4th

Houston Astros @ Arizona 7:35p 94.7 ESPN


Wednesday August 5th

Houston Astros @ Arizona 7:35p 94.7 ESPN


Thursday August 6th

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento 12n 94.7 ESPN

Houston Astros @ Arizona 5:40p 94.7 ESPN


Friday August 7th

New Orleans Pelicans vs Washington 6:30p 94.7 ESPN


Saturday August 8th

Houston Astros @ Oklahoma 2:35p 94.7 ESPN


Sunday August 9th 

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio 1:30p 94.7 ESPN


Monday August 10th

Houston Astros vs San Francisco 7:35p 94.7 ESPN


Tuesday August 11th

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento  7:30p 94.7 ESPN


Wednesday August 12th

Houston Astros vs San Francisco 5:35p 94.7 ESPN


Thursday August 13th

New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando (TBA) 94.7 ESPN


Friday August 14th

Houston Astros vs Seattle 7:35p 94.7 ESPN


Saturday August 15th

Houston Astros vs Seattle 5:35p 94.7 ESPN


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