8:30 LRN Newscast April 25

Louisiana is now reporting the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The state health department estimates there have been nearly 15-thousand recoveries. Louisiana has 26-thousand positive cases and 16-hundred have died.

States need to meet certain COVID testing benchmarks before they can implement federal Phase One reopening guidelines, but Governor Edwards says Louisiana is setting a higher bar…
Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle”

The N-F-L draft resumes today, but the Saints are out of picks. They traded up twice last night to select a pair of players in the third round, Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun and Dayton tight end Adam Trautman.

Five more LSU players were selected last night and a school-record ten Tigers have been drafted in the first three rounds. Grant Delpit went to Cleveland, Miami selected Kristian Fulton, Seattle took Damien Lewis, Denver drafted Lloyd Cushenberry and the Browns also picked Jacob Phillips.

U-L Lafayette offensive lineman Robert Hunt was selected in the second round by Miami and NFL draft analyst Mike Detillier expects Louisiana Tech cornerback Amik Robertson will be selected today…
cut 14 (04) “…flat out play”
The draft resumes at 11 AM this morning.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is mourning the death of his 31-year-old brother Jace Prescott who was a star offensive lineman at Hauhgton High School and also played at Northwestern State. A cause of death has not been given.