9:30 LRN Newscast April 24

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered that all jury trials in Louisiana should be suspended until June 30th because of the coronavirus pandemic. Legal analyst Tim Meche says Louisiana’s court system can handle the trial backlog in cases and dealt with something similar after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He also says D-A’s and sheriffs have made an effort to release low-risk detainees who are awaiting trial…
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It’s possible some department stores could re-open sometime next month, but retail experts at Columbia University say very few will survive the economic shutdown. Local retail analyst Wade Ragas agrees with that opinion, but he says other shopping brands are doing well…
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An animal protection organization is asking folks not to request COVID-19 tests for their pets. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow has officially changed his stripes as the Bengals selected the former record-breaking LSU quarterback with the top pick last night. Burrow was one of five Tigers selected in the first round, which is a school record. The Saints used their first-round pick on center Cesar Ruiz, who was a two-time All-Big 10 selection.