Virus cancels Louisiana strawberry fest for 2nd year


PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — For the second year in a row, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled a popular spring festival in Louisiana. News agencies report that the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival won’t be held April 9-11 as planned. Organizers say the farmer’s auction and the queen’s pageant will still be held. Next year will be the festival’s 50th anniversary. Organizers say that festival is still on the calendar.

Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster had died at the age of 90