2:30 LRN Newscast April 23

A Rapides Parish woman was killed by a suspected tornado and a DeSoto Parish man died in a flash flood yesterday.
Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle”

The state reported 67 more COVID-19 deaths today, bringing the death toll to 1,540. During his daily COVID-19 briefing, Governor Edwards was asked if there will be high school football this year. The governor says he’s optimistic…
cut 15 (07) “…to be”

The economic shutdown is hurting a lot of different facets of our economy including car sales. Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association President Will Green says car shoppers should be able to find great deals…
cut 9 (08) “…vehicle than now”
Green says many car buyers are using the internet to shop for their vehicle and if you want to test drive a truck or car, many dealers will bring the vehicle to you.

The Louisiana Economic Recovery Taskforce had its first meeting today. Chairman Jason DeCuir says the regular legislative session is expected to resume next month and lawmakers are looking for immeidiate triage ideas by May 7tn…
cut 5 (10) “….immediately’
Senate President Page Cortez from Lafayette has told the Advocate he tested positive for the coronavirus last month, but had a mild case and is fine now.