6:30 A.M. LRN News 10/21/21

Instances of COVID-19 are easing in Louisiana, that according to Governor John Bel Edwards who was asked about the situation during Wednesday’s “Ask the Governor” show. He noted that hospitalizations had climbed to the three-thousand mark back in August during the 4th surge of the virus.
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One of the biggest tourist events in the state is scheduled to return next spring. Festival International which draws 400,000 people to downtown Lafayette is set for April 27th to May 1st. Executive Director Scott Feehan says the five-day event, which was canceled in 2020 and virtual last year, is expected to return to its previous footprint.
Cut 7 (10) “…fantastic event.”

A representative for AT&T told PSC commissioners that customers who were without service due to Ida will have to call them to receive credit. Brooke Thorington has more.
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