1:30 LRN Newscast July 27

Starting tomorrow small businesses can apply for up to 15-thousand dollars in grant money through the state’s Main Street Recovery Program. Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder on where to apply…
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The state legislature has set aside 275-million dollars and for the first 21 days grants will be given to businesses who didn’t receive federal assistance or insurance payments as a result of COVID-19.

Former Vernon Parish Sheriff and state representative Frank Howard has died at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. Howard was Sheriff for 24 years. Current Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft remembers his predecessor as one who was constantly involved in the community.
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Howard served three terms in the state legislature before term limits forced him out last year.

A study indicates more than one in six Louisiana workers hate their boss. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has shut down all Willie’s Chicken Shack locations in the city after one shop reportedly sold go-cups over the weekend. Cantrell says the shutdown sends the message that the city is serious about enforcing its COVID health orders.
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Bars and restaurants are prohibited from selling to go cups in New Orleans.