230 PM LRN News

The State Treasury Department will begin accepting applications for the Main Street Recovery Program, a grant program aimed at COVID-impacted small businesses, starting tomorrow at 9 AM. State Treasurer John Schroder expects the program be over its funding capacity in the first ten days because 275 million dollar program isn’t a lot of money in a state of 457,000 small businesses…

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The money will be sent out on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry is warning residents of mystery seeds being delivered through the mail that may contain some sort of plant pest or disease.  Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says the product is being shipped from mystery sources in China and Eastern Europe, and authorities will come to you to handle the disposal of the mystery seeds.

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Former Vernon Parish Sheriff and former State Representative Frank Howard has died at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. Jeff Palermo has more.

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New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell orders a business to close due to violation of public health orders related to COVID. It’s anyone’s guess as to when Willie’s Chicken Shack locations can reopen…

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