4:30 PM Newscast

A Police Chief says the mother of a controversial suburban Baton Rouge pastor has organized a campaign to flood his department’s phone line with calls to get her son out of house arrest…

Cut 1 (29) “…I’m Matt Doyle.” 

Legislative leaders announce that the legislative session resumes Monday. Most of the bills filed will not be heard. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder says the focus will be on passing a budget, COVID-related bills, and legislation that could help the economy. The session is set to conclude on June 1st, but if a budget is not passed by that time, a special session could be needed.


Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Governor Edwards to allow the reopening of churches.  Landry offered Edwards a draft set of guidelines and says the Governor needs to issue guidance for houses of worship just like he would for other portions of society.
Cut 11 (11) “…very responsible manner.”

Governor Edwards responded at his briefing today that churches could hold services outside as long as they practice social distancing and wear masks but does not plan to lift the order to allow indoor gatherings of more than 10 people until after May 15th.

Senator John Kennedy says he’s not in favor of rubber stamping federal legislation to help state and local level governments cover expenses without seeing some indication as to how much revenue is expected to be lost.  Kennedy believes the only way to recover economically is to get the economy opened back up in a smart and safe way.

Cut 8 (13) “…and smart about it.”