7:30 LRN Newscast June 1

Governor Edwards will announce today whether the state will move into Phase two of reopening the economy on Friday. That means bars and summer camps can re-open and non-essential travel can resume. But Edwards says even if the state goes to phase two that doesn’t mean COVID-19 has left the state…
cut 14 (10) “…it remains deadly”
The state reported just six new deaths yesterday, bringing the state’s total to 2,686.

Families of children who receive free or reduced-price meals are eligible for Pandemic EBT cards to help offset those meals lost when schools closed early, but they need to act fast. Louisiana Department of Education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says the application deadline is next Monday
Cut 7 (11) “…$285 per child.”
For more information go to the Louisianabelieves.com and click on Covid-19 Information and Resources

It’s the final day of the regular session and a tort reform bill aimed at lowering auto insurance rates is in a conference committee and is expected to receive final legislative passage today. Matt Doyle has more…
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Two successful businessmen from Alexandria were killed in a plane crash near Lake Buhlow in Pineville yesterday afternoon. The victims have been identified as Ben Cooper and Blake Cooper. Blake was the executive director of the Central Louisiana Regional Port. But his seven-year-old son is expected to survive the crash.