2:30 LRN Newscast July 24

Governor John Bel Edwards has renewed the proclamation that extends Phase Two, which includes the statewide mask mandate and bar closures until August seventh. Edwards is once again asking residents to follow the mitigation measures that are in place…
cut 12 (10) “….do our part”
The state reported another 21-hundred coronavirus cases and an additional 30 deaths today to bring the state’s death toll to 3,604.

Senator John Kennedy says Senate Republicans are discussing another coronavirus relief package. This one would have a one-trillion dollar price tag and provide additional assistance for those unemployed. Kennedy says the bill would also contain money for public schools and it would contain language that he supports, giving states more autonomy on how they can use the share they receive…
cut 15 (08) “…90-plus points”

Qualifying for the November third election wraps up at 4:30 today. This morning Senator Bill Cassidy filed the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot. The doctor from Baton Rouge is seeking a second term and knows this campaign will be different because of COVID-19…
cut 8 (08) “…with people”
As of 2:30 this afternoon, 13 candidates have signed up to challenge Cassidy.

Tropical Storm Hanna is eyeing a landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas tomorrow, but it’s helping to produce showers and thunderstorms across south Louisiana. But State Climatologist Barry Keim is not expecting significant flooding
Cut 3 (11) “…handle it.”
A coastal flood advisory is in effect until tonight as minor coastal flooding is expected.