4:30 PM Newscast

The markets remain volatile and the price of oil continues to plummet. According to Gas Buddy the average price of gasoline in Louisiana is $1.64 a gallon today. Head of Petroleum Analysis at Gas Buddy Patrick DeHaan says the average price is down about a nickel from last week.
Cut 9 (09) “selling pressure.″
DeHaan says there have been some prices as low as $1.05 a gallon 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. Democrat Royce Duplessis, a state representative from New Orleans,  ultimately backed the plan but raised concerns to Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin about requiring residents to disclose health conditions to get mail-in ballots, and…

Cut 8 (10) “…manner”

The Resilient Louisiana Commission began its work today in coming up with recommendations on how the state can jump-start its shuttered economy. The commission will examine 15 different sectors of Louisiana’s economy that include energy, manufacturing, health care, tourism, and education and provide the governor with strategies on how they can be more resilient. Governor Edwards gave the panel words of encouragement…

Cut 14 (06) “…innovation.”

Edwards says he plans to announce early next week what restrictions will be in place starting on May 1st.

A UL Lafayette student’s face mask sewing operation receives the national spotlight from CBS.  Sewing with Savoy founder Christine Savoy says requests for masks have picked up with the CDC now recommending face masks and she says she’s got a tight-knit group of friends helping to contribute to the assembly of hundreds of masks.

Cut 4 (10)_ “…a small group.”