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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 07.08.22 with Chuck Smith

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— The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the first detected case of monkeypox infection in a state resident.
— Texas health officials say people who attended a July 4th festival in Dallas could have been exposed to Monkeypox based on one detected case.
— A Louisiana court will hear arguments on whether or not the state's trigger law should go in effect to ban abortions.
— A three-judge panel In New Orleans heard arguments this week on the legality of the Obama-era program known as DACA which protects more than 600,000 immigrants from deportation.

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.