230PM LRN News

A Pentecostal Pastor in Central has been issued a summons after repeatedly holding services of over a thousand people in defiance of the Governor’s shelter in place order. Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran says the public’s health and safety should priority number one and Tony Spell’s continued actions were directly working against that.

Cut 11 (11) “…spread this virus.”

Another service is still on the schedule for tonight.

Legislators returned to the state capitol today, introduced some bills and left about an hour later. It’s unclear when they’ll return. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder says because of the uncertainty around the COVID-19 outbreak, they are not setting a return date

Cut 14 (11) “…come back”

The 2020 legislative session must conclude by June 1st and a budget must be approved by July 1st. 

Due to Louisiana’s hotbed of COVID-19 cases, Texas’s Governor is attempting to mitigate the spread with a mandate requiring a quarantine for Louisiana travelers coming into the Lone Star State. Louisiana State Police Trooper Dustin Dwight says the mandate does not close the border.

Cut 6 (07) “…roadway in Louisiana.”

The 14 days will be done at a quarantine station of the traveler’s choosing and they can only leave for medical treatment. Travelers can also quit the quarantine any time they want and head back to Louisiana.

AARP Louisiana is holding a Telephone Town Hall Meeting Wednesday to answer seniors concerns about the coronavirus. State Director Denise Bottcher says LaVonda Dobbs of 211 will also be on the call to speak about services that are available to seniors.

Cut 4 (09)_ “…SNAP benefits.”

The call takes place at 10:10 AM