6:30 LRN Newscast March 23

A flash flood watch is in effect for much of south Louisiana this morning. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s a good chance for heavy rainfall over the next three days…
cut 4 (07) “….the state”
A line of storms has already brought a couple of inches of rain to Eunice, and heavy rainfall to Bunkie and Marksville. Storms are also moving through north Louisiana. Winnsboro experienced strong storms overnight.

AstraZeneca’s clinical trial shows the company’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine has an efficacy rate of 79 percent in the US. The use of AZ’s vaccine in Europe was temporarily halted on fears it was leading to incidents of blood clotting. Tulane School of Medicine Professor Doctor Lisa Morici says the data did not support that decision.
Cut 7 (11) “…to see.”

Legislation has been filed for the upcoming regular session that would bar auto insurance companies from charging higher premiums to women, widows, and those with low credit scores. Matt Doyle has more.
Cut 3 (29) “…I’m Matt Doyle.”