9:30 LRN Newscast

Governor Edwards says the state is ramping up COVID testing capacity with the goal of being able to perform 200,000 tests in a month by May. The Governor says to meet that number, the state is trying not to have to rely so much on importing testing supplies.
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Edwards says the minimum testing capacity needed to enter Phase One of reopening the economy is 140-150,000 tests a month.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says a Monroe, New Jersey resident anonymously mailed the city a $100 donation after hearing about the destructive tornado that hit Ouachita Parish on Easter Sunday. Mayo is deeply touched by the letter from a total stranger.
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The money will be used at a local food bank.

A team from LSU develops a smartphone app to help track medical equipment and supplies that are in transit around the state. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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Five more LSU Tigers were selected in last night’s NFL Draft. Two former Tigers are heading to Cleveland, safety Grant Delpit and linebacker Jacob Phillips. The Saints made two trades so they can take Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun and Dayton tight end Adam Trautman in the third round. New Orleans is out of draft picks for 2020.