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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 06.27 .22 with Chuck Smith

— A large group of Louisiana GOP members gathered in Lafayette over the weekend for the state’s Republican Party conference.
— Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a conference in California.
— Authorities say five people were shot and injured during an outdoor event in East Texas that featured a trail ride over the weekend.
— A federal appeals court has upheld an Arkansas law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.