2:30 LRN Newscast July 26

If you have to visit an Office of Motor Vehicles in Louisiana don’t forget your face mask because as of today, they are required. OMV spokesperson Matthew Boudreaux says but there are a number of things you can do online, so check ahead because you might be able to save yourself a trip.

Cut 14 (12) “…is free” 

Several offices require appointments so visit express lane-dot-org in advance.

Most of the state is under a heat advisory today as Louisiana is dealing with its first lengthy heatwave of the summer. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it’s dangerous to spend a lot of time outdoors when the heat index hits 110-degrees….

Cut 8 (10) “…afternoon hours”

A second person has drowned while tubing on the Amite River over the weekend. The area near Central is further downstream and Central Mayor David Barrow says it has a higher current along with more silt and debris that hasn’t been cleared since the flood five years ago.

Cut 5 (09) “…that river.”

In June, the father of LSU pitcher Ma’Khail Hilliard died while tubing on the Amite.

LSU swimmer Brooks Curry is a gold medal winner at the Summer Olympics. He was helped the four-by-100 meter freestyle relay team in taking the gold. LSU Associate Swim Coach Stephen Mellor says he’s in awe with what Curry accomplished

Cut 9 (09) “…of sacrifice”

Curry is the first Olympian swimmer in LSU history to take home a gold medal at the Olympic games.