$250 Payment Proposed for Louisiana’s Front-line Workers
State lawmakers are considering a proposal to give grocery store employees, nurses, bus drivers and other front-line workers who stayed on their jobs in the early days of Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak a one-time $250 payment.
Murder Charge Upgraded in Floyd Case, 3 Other Cops Charged
Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers.
Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Mexico
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to get back into the Gulf of Mexico and start heading north on Friday. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a landfall along the Louisiana coast is possible Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms, Flood Threat for Mexico
Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico and it threatens to bring deadly flooding in parts of southern Mexico and Central America.
Family Autopsy: Floyd Asphyxiated by Sustained Pressure
The family of George Floyd says an independent autopsy has found that he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck.
Louisiana Hiring Contract Tracers Amid Pressure to Reopen
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state will have 250 workers in place by the end of next week to call people infected with the new coronavirus and track down people they have been in close contact with.
One Baton Rouge Officer Shot Dead; Another Injured
The identities of the officers have not been made public.
Oil Price Goes Negative as Demand Collapses; Stocks Dip
Oil prices plunged below zero on Monday as demand for energy collapses amid the coronavirus pandemic and traders didn’t want to get stuck owning crude oil with nowhere to store it.
Oil Prices Plummet Again
Economic data continues to show heavy damage to growth.
Edwards: ‘Too Early to Know’ When Louisiana Can Relax Orders
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says “it's just too early to know” when the state can begin loosening social distancing mandates.