1130 AM LRN News

Voodoo Fest joins the growing list of major New Orleans festivals calling it quits for 2020 as concerns over the viability of any large gatherings happening anytime this year grows. Jazz Fest and Essence fest canceled earlier this week and CEO of New Orleans and Company, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau, Mark Romig says this is going to blow a major hole in the city’s budget…

Cut 8 (10) “…with that”

Jazz Fest alone generated 400 million dollars in economic activity last year.

Dangerous weather conditions are expected with the arrival of two cold fronts into the state this weekend. State climatologist Barry Keim say the first front will roll in late Friday night into Saturday morning.

Cut 3 (10)  “…severe weather potential.”  

The worst weather will be found between I10 and I20

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is raising money to help bar owners stay afloat and keep your favorite local watering hole alive through the COVID Crisis. LHF Executive Director Jennifer Kelley says all bars are closed and unlike restaurants or retailers these businesses don’t have the option of takeout or delivery.

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To help you can contribute, or to seek aid visit LHF’s website and look for the South Louisiana bar owner Relief Fund.

The state department of education has provided additional guidance to local school districts on determining if a student should advance to the next grade. Assistant state superintendent Ken Bradford says the districts can have the freedom to allow teachers to break away from the traditional time restrictions for that decision…

Cut 12 (10) “through the summer.”