Red River Radio Local News Story

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WEARING MASKS -  As more businesses and facilities reopen in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, people getting out in public more may or may not choose to wear face masks unless the facility or store they visit requires it.  There are all kinds of opinions on the matter and although mask-wearing is not enforceable in Louisiana,  Governor John Bel Edwards recently shared his thoughts on the matter at a Covid-19 update last week. 

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HEAT WAVE - The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY  in effect until 11am  and  an  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   has  also  been issued  and will remain in effect  until  8pm.  That means a prolonged period of dangerously  hot temperatures  will occur.  Hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous  situation in which heat illnesses are likely, things  like  heat  exhaustion  or  deadly heat stroke.

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LSUS CAMPUS SAFETY FORUM - Last Friday… LSUS issued a campus-wide  emergency  notification after  discovering  YouTube  Videos  apparently showing Sutherland  ranting  on Social Media.   These threats were  considered  credible  and  local law  enforcement  began investigating  along  with the FBI. At an Open Forum on the LSUS Campus yesterday Chancellor Larry  Clark   explained  that  no matter what safety precautions are taken, people  need to recognize  potential  conditions  and  warn  of  

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ITEP AMENDMENT FAILS IN LA. SENATE - The practice of reducing property taxes to attract businesses to locate and continue operations in Louisiana is pretty much understood as a "Carrot on a stick" measure.  The concept is to help create jobs and contribute to the state's economy.  But many parish governments  have found through the years that such tax breaks hurt things like local school districts and infrastructure.   Sen. J.P.

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A GIFT OF LIFE - The John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center is the only transplant center in north Louisiana. More than 2,000 organ transplantations have been performed since the program’s inception in 1977. The Center treats patients from the Ark-La-Tex and beyond.

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HOLIDAY CRIME DETERRENT - The Christmas shopping season is in full swing and so is the Bossier City Police Department's  Armed Robbery Task Force as more police officers will be logging in overtime in an effort to prevent crime among retail businesses, especially late-night convenience and grocery stores.
The task force has been a tradition beginning in 1987 and has been considered a success in reducing armed-robberies in the city during the holiday season.

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JUSTICE REFORM DISCUSSION IN DC - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took part in a bipartisan summit on criminal justice reform in Washington, D.C. Thursday.  The Google Summit on Justice Reform was also sponsored by the Coalition for Public Safety,  and the U.S. Justice Action Network.  Edwards was also in the nation's capitol to help the lobbying efforts to get more flood disaster relief for his state.