7:30 LRN Newscast

Louisiana small businesses needing assistance because of the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants up to 15-thousand dollars to cover pandemic-related expenses starting today. State Treasurer John Schroder says the Main Street Recovery Program was created by the state legislature, but the money comes from the feds…
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Schroder expects the 275-million will go quickly.

An education software company is moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Lafayette. Governor Edwards says SchoolMint will create 178 direct new jobs…
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The company also plans to make a 515-thousand dollar investment in a new facility in Lafayette.

The Imperial Heath Urgent Care Center in Moss Bluff is seeking COVID-positive patients to participate in a nationwide clinical trial testing the effectiveness of an experimental COVID treatment. Matt Doyle has more.
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The state reported 23-hundred new coronavirus cases yesterday and the statewide total is just shy 110-thousand. The state also reported 23 more deaths yesterday and hospitaliziations increased by 43 and there are now 16-hundred COVID patients in the hospitals. Patients on a ventilator also increased by 24 to 208.