Coronavirus

  Pandemic politics: Wisconsin voting underway despite coronavirus

Democrats in and out of Wisconsin screamed for the low-profile contest to be postponed, yet Republicans — and the conservative-majority state Supreme Court — would not give in.

What we know about the 238 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for virus peak

  Navy official apologizes for calling fired captain ‘stupid’

  Coronavirus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

  Pregnancy not linked to severe forms of coronavirus, study says

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Social media platforms try to limit spread of false 5G coronavirus claims

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  Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny ‘essential workers,’ New Zealand leader says

  Modeling coronavirus: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’

  Facebook group helps connect Marshall restaurants with customers

  Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

  Mich. woman recreates cruise at home after it was canceled due to coronavirus

  Shreveport woman relies on God after husband diagnosed with COVID-19

Mayor sees behavior improve in COVID-19 hotspots

“With this virus, those few bad apples can have our entire communities at risk.”

  Caddo fighting to keep coronavirus out of prison

“It got to the point that guards started getting sick ..."

  LSU Health-Shreveport first in state to test plasma treatment for coronavirus

LSU Health Shreveport and LifeShare are partnering up to test convalescent plasma therapy on coronavirus patients.

  Virus deaths slow in some places, British PM’s condition worsens

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York seems to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that appears to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy and Spain.

  Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

3M, U.S. reach agreement that allows mask exports to Canada

  California loans 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

  Navy leader calls fired carrier captain ‘naive’ or ‘stupid’

Trump, Biden spoke by phone about coronavirus outbreak

  WATCH: No birthday party, no problem: Police lead drive-by parade for 5-year-old

The family contacted police to see if an officer would be willing to participate. When it was time for the party, four officers showed up to lead the parade.

Baton Rouge brewery gets creative amid coronavirus pandemic

With bars closed, taprooms shuttered to the public, and U.S. alcohol consumption up nearly 55% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, local brewers have all the demand and supply they can handle. They just have nowhere to sell... unless they get creative.

Los Angeles has the lowest pollution in the world

The most likely explanation is with so many people sheltering in place, fewer cars are on the road.

THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus, a family of viruses known to cause a range of respiratory illnesses.

More medications to help treat symptoms of COVID-19 secured for La. patients

On Monday, April 6, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the state has secured 8,000 packs of azithromycin and 75,000 tablets of hydroxychloroquine sulfate in addition to the 400,000 tablets of hydroxychloroquine donated the week of March 30.

La. receives more than $45M worth of aid from FEMA for coronavirus response

As of Monday, April 6, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has earmarked more than $45 million for Louisiana’s coronavirus response efforts.

NFL going virtual for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

  Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data show

The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment.

  Kroger to limit number of customers inside stores to help reduce spread of coronavirus

Kroger is the latest grocery chain to reduce the maximum number of customers allowed in its supermarkets.

Live: Gov. Hutchinson gives daily COVID-19 briefing

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will update the public on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

  Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

The multi-hour TV special, which will also stream live on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more platforms.

  Wall Street leaps 7%, markets rally worldwide on virus hopes

Stocks around the world jumped Monday after some of the hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.

INTERACTIVE MAPS: COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

In an effort to keep you and your loved ones safe, KSLA is providing a list of things you need to know, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  Mass. man accused of spitting, coughing in grocery store during coronavirus outbreak

A wild scene erupted Saturday morning at a Massachusetts grocery store after shoppers claimed a man was spitting in the produce aisle.

Baby born prematurely dies after mother infected with COVID-19; test results for baby pending

The infant’s mother was admitted to a Baton Rouge hospital days before the baby's death.

British Open canceled, Masters to November in major rescheduling

It was a major piece of golf trying to reconfigure a schedule brought on by the spread of the new coronavirus.

LSU officials: Caretakers taking extra steps to prevent Mike The Tiger from contracting COVID-19

LSU officials say the team of personnel that care for the university’s live mascot, Mike VII, are taking extra steps to prevent him from contracting COVID-19.

Elton John launches $1 million coronavirus emergency fund to help people with HIV/AIDS

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is looking for solutions to help people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Marvel remakes release calendar; ‘Mulan’ moves to late July

Disney isn't abandoning the summer completely. “Mulan,” which had been scheduled for March and already had its red carpet premiere, will now open July 24.

  Caddo and Bossier meal program hours for students

The schools will continue to serve meals to all children 18 and younger, regardless of their location and income, during the extended school closure period.

  As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19

Three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, according to a federal report that finds hospitals expect to be overwhelmed as cases rocket toward their projected peak.

  Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

Buying groceries online — which many Americans are doing to drastically reduce how often they leave their homes — is only open to SNAP recipients in six U.S. states, and Pennsylvania is not one of them.

  Walmart workers die from coronavirus in Ill.

Phillip Thomas had worked at the Walmart store for nine years, and Wando Evans had been an overnight maintenance worker since 2006.

  Man creates device to help illustrate social distancing

A Michigan man created a device to show how far people should stay away for safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Daughter pleads for rescue of sick mom on cruise ship in Fla. after father dies of coronavirus

The couple’s daughter is desperate to get her mom off the ship. Her father died at a Miami hospital after waiting four hours to be transferred off the ship.

  Prize Foundation launches online daily show ‘PrizeCast’

PrizeCast will officially launch Monday, Apr. 6 at noon. Videos will be released every day and can be viewed on Facebook or YouTube.

  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

Retail giant Walmart is the latest to announce new restrictions inside its stores to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  Duran Duran bassist John Taylor reveals coronavirus diagnosis, recovery

The bass player for iconic 1980s band Duran Duran described his illness as a “turbo-charged flu” and that he came out of it “feeling OK.”

  Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks

Health officials stress they don't want people rushing to get medical or surgical masks. Instead, one option is to make your own.

  Family separated due to coronavirus reunited with newborn son after 10 days

The baby was kept in quarantine for 10 days while he was tested for COVID-19, with nurses snapping photos of him to keep up his parents' spirits.

  Oldest female Marine in Calif. celebrates 104th birthday with drive-by party due to coronavirus

Sexism didn’t stop her from joining the Marines in the 1940s, and coronavirus didn't stop her from celebrating her 104th birthday.

  COVID-19 survivors give plasma to help others

"We’re all in this together, even if we’re apart. We’re all in this together”

Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It's believed to be the first infection in an animal in the U.S. and the first known in a tiger anywhere.

  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

  Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

President Donald Trump is pitching an unapproved medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe. “Take it,” he said of the drug.

  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus.

  Caddo inmate tests positive for coronavirus

Now he's in the hospital; cellmate is in a negative pressure room; 1,200 masks issued to inmates

  U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.

Artists sing from home in concert series to feed the soul

WATCH; “Louisiana Rising: Songs from Home” airs at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, on KSLA News 12

  States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information – the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.

  Calif. dog daycare remains open for first responders’ pets

A San Francisco Bay Area business is staying open to care for essential workers’ dogs, even as the doggy daycare struggles to stay afloat.

History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis

Legendary New Orleans Saints place kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

Queen: History will remember your actions in coronavirus crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain’s head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people’s attention on what’s most important, despite heavy hearts — using one’s life to serve others.

  COVID-19 screenings may cause backups at Texas border, LSP advises

Motorists should use urged to exercise caution and remain alert for traffic congestion when traveling west into Texas from Louisiana roadways.

  Biden says Democratic convention may need to be held virtually

Former Vice President Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention that has already been delayed until August may need to be held virtually.

  One ton of food, originally meant for 2020 Olympics, donated to Colo. food banks

The food will be donated to food banks in all 31 counties of southern Colorado, based on population size.

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

  Good Samaritans spend more than $1,000 on gas for Detroit nurses treating coronavirus

A Michigan man used his savings to buy gas for at least 50 nurses fighting COVID-19 and inspired others to help his cause.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

  COVID-19 survivors, including CPSO deputy, donate plasma in effort to save lives

After recovering from the coronavirus — a Caddo Parish deputy and another survivor is doing their part to save lives.

  Caddo Sheriff’s deputies required to wear protective masks

Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 — all Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputies will begin wearing protective masks.

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86.

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Trump opposes voting by mail, arguing that it would encourage fraud and lead to so many people voting that his party could not win.

Small business owners can apply for payroll protection through CARES Act

Is your business closed due to the stay-at-home order?

RECORDED : Gov. Hutchinson and ADH with the latest on COVID-19 in Arkansas - 4/4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to the public at 1:30 p.m.