230 PM LRN News

The state’s unemployment insurance trust fund is nearing depletion after historic levels of need following the pandemic shutdown. Because of that Governor John Bel Edwards is calling on Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation to consider funding the trust as part of the next wave of COVID economic stimulus.

Cut 9 (12) “…are shored up.”

We’ve now seen two straight days with COVID case counts below 2,000 after dealing with average counts clear over 2,000 all of last week. That recent slowing in case growth has Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser confident that fall football can proceed in Louisiana.

Cut 6 (06) “…months.”

He also added he is meeting soon with the Sugar Bowl Committee and is committed to holding the bowl game in New Orleans at the start of next year.

A mystery philanthropist makes a 20 million dollar donation to Xavier University, a historically black college in New Orleans. Xavier President Dr. Reynold Verret says it’s the largest single donation in school history and was told by representatives of the donor that they appreciate the importance of institutions like Xavier and the role they play in helping to bridge the nation’s achievement gap.

Cut 14 (06) “…country”

The Associated Press suggests the donation may have been made by MacKenzie Scott, the recently divorced former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The Louisiana Department of Agricultural says since Friday its office has received about 300 calls from people who say they received a mysterious package of seeds. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says if you receive the seeds, usually from shippers in China and Eastern Europe, call the state department of agriculture’s office and do not take them out of the bag or throw them away and most importantly do not plant them…

Cut 5 (07)  “…our crop”