1:30 LRN Newscast April 22

According to Gas Buddy the average price of gasoline in Louisiana is $1.64 a gallon today and in some areas of the state it’s getting close to a dollar a gallon. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan predicts prices could drop another twenty to forty cents a gallon in Louisiana.

Cut 10 (07) “…the country.”

There have been some prices as low as $1.05 a gallon already in New Orleans.

A proposal for expanded mail-in ballot voting in the July and August elections clears key Legislative committees. The legislation expands voting options, doubles the early voting period, and more. Houma Representative Tanner McGee says it is not perfect, but AG Jeff Landry backs the plan.

Cut 6 (08) “…process”

According to the department of health the state has recorded 25,258 positive cases of COVID-19. Up 404 from the previous day. And is now reporting 1,473 fatalities up 68 from Tuesday.

Of the fatalities reported 32-percent are from nursing homes and adult residential facilities in the state.

A U-L Lafayette student’s face mask sewing operation is receiving national attention. Kevin Barnhart has more on Sewing with Savoy

Cut 1 (28) “…I’m Kevin Barnhart”