Louisiana eighth grader creates closet for students in need
Friday, 30 August 2019 A 13-year-old in Port Allen, Louisiana, created a closet in his middle school filled with clothes and school supplies for students to take. Austin Kemker from CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB reports on PAM's Pantry.
Experts who run the US COVID Atlas say many current COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders. They say that's because different governments have taken different approaches to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes regions in Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi, which are effectively separated by the Mississippi River.
The U.S. national tally of COVID-19 cases stands at more than 2.4 million with nearly 125, 000 deaths. According to Gizmodo, a spike in cases happened when a number of states decided to reopen. Now states like Florida and Texas are reclosing bars or banning the consumption of alcohol at its bars. Kaiser Health News reported that bars in Idaho, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Florida are linked to coronavirus outbreaks.
CNN reports Hurricane Chris is facing a murder charge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Around 1 a.m. Friday, a man was fatally shot at a Texaco convenience store. The man was identified by the local coroner's office as Danzeria O. Farris Jr., 32, of Shreveport. Police said the man died of his wounds at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Hospital. The 31-year-old rapper's real name is Christopher J. Dooley. He rose to fame in 2007, and was identified as a suspect in the shooting.
'Cancer Alley' is a stretch of communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Residents there have disproportionately high cancer rates. Now, a new paper reveals they're also facing higher death rates from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to Gizmodo Earther, black people make up only 33% of Louisiana’s population. However, they make up 56% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.