Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Expanded to US Children as Young as 12
Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds.
Louisiana Rental Assistance Expanding to Include Utilities
The program covers most of the state. However, seven parishes — Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans and St. Tammany — have their own locally administered rental assistance programs.
LSU Picks New Leader, Naming System’s First Black President
Louisiana State University has chosen its new leader, naming William Tate as the university system’s first Black president.
Shooting at Idaho Middle School Injures Three; Student Captured
Authorities say a shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school has injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody.
President Biden Lands in New Orleans as Part of Push for Big Infrastructure Plan
President Joe Biden is pushing the case for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in the reliably Republican state of Louisiana as part of his American Jobs Plan.
Chauvin’s Lawyer Seeks New Trial, Hearing to Impeach Verdict
The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion on several points.
FDA Expected to OK Pfizer Vaccine for Teens Within Week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15 by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.
Search Continues For Those On Seacor Power Lift
Volunteers continue to gather daily.
CDC Says Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask
The change comes as more than half of U.S. adults have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and more than a third have been fully vaccinated.
Democrat Troy Carter Wins New Orleans-based US House Seat
Troy Carter has won a special runoff election for a vacant U.S. House seat based in New Orleans.
Court Record: Chauvin to be Sentenced June 16 in Floyd Death
A Minnesota court has set a June sentencing date for Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
US to Resume J&J COVID Vaccinations Despite Rare Clot Risk
U.S. health officials have lifted an 11-day pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations following a recommendation by an expert panel.