530PM LRN News

New Orleans State Senator Troy Carter files a bill that will ban “hate-related” throws at Mardi Gras parades. Earlier this month a father was stunned when his son caught a racially-themed throw at the Mystic Knights of Adonis parade in Gretna. Carter says all races and ethnicities should be brought together at parades.

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AAA says coronavirus fears may be putting a dent in your retirement account, but they’re certainly going to help you when you get to the pump. While prices saw an uptick earlier in 2020 due to concerns over an Iranian conflict, AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says coronavirus fears are driving prices down again, so we may see savings this year over last year.

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Friday’s statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.17.


Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans scores a 2.6 million dollar grant to help expand capacity. The one billion dollar new terminal was unveiled last year, but Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves, who helped secure the funding, says the rest of the airport’s infrastructure could still use some love.

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Two taxiways at the airport are also set to undergo construction in the fall, part of a 40 million dollar project.

Fears from the Coronavirus could roll over into putting dents into Louisiana’s tourism industry.  UNO Professor of Economics Dr. Janet Speyrer tourism is likely to suffer, but business travel may also see a slump due to cuts in spending.

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Markets have been getting plumed on coronavirus news this week.