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Governor John Bel Edwards could announce today new restrictions on residents and businesses that will go into effect on May 1st. Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott says a big question is whether Louisiana’s coronavirus testing capacity can stay ahead of the epidemic

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The Governor’s press conference is at 4PM.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputies arrest a West Monroe man for allegedly firing shots at the home of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson. O-P-S-O spokesperson Glenn Springfield says 38-year-old Daniel King Jr. is charged with aggravated assault for the drive-by shooting that happened Friday afternoon.

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Springfield says they are not releasing details about a possible motive, but no one was injured in the shooting.

A WalletHub survey of 350 Americans finds that 84-percent want another stimulus check. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is not sure if that will happen. Cassidy says it depends on how well the economy recovers…
Cut 10 (09) “reopening”

The 1,200 dollar stimulus checks helped float many through the first month of the shutdown.

A team from LSU develops a smartphone app to help track medical equipment and supplies that are in transit around the state.  LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute director Brant Mitchell says ComTrac 2.0 was developed to follow the same idea of tracking resources after a hurricane.

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ComTrac 2.0 will be available to the National Guard this week.