8:30 LRN Newscast May 22

State Police has released all of the videos in its possession from the 2019 encounter with Ronald Greene, a black man who died from his injuries after he was pulled out of his vehicle following a high-speed chase that ended in Union Parish. Previously leaked video showed state troopers repeatedly using a stun gun and punching Greene. L-S-P originally said Greene died from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces a 30-million dollar buyout program for homeowners who live in a Lake Charles neighborhood that has flooded several times.
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The Louisiana health department has confirmed the state’s first two cases of the India COVID-19 variant. LSU Health Shreveport Virologist Dr. Jeremy Kamil (Camille) says the two cases were detected in Caddo Parish.
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The World Health Organization is concerned about the COVID strain because it is thought to be more transmissible unless you are vaccinated.

Breeze Airways will begin offering cheap direct flights out of Louis Armstrong in New Orleans to ten mid-size cities across the Midwest and South. Breeze will focus most of its flights from four main airports, including New Orleans, which will create 261 new direct jobs in the Crescent City. Breeze Airways CEO David Neeleman
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Breeze will launch its first flight on July 8th connecting New Orleans with Charleston, South Carolina.