5:30 LRN Newscast June 30

GOHSEP launches a program to help Hurricane Ida survivors who have exhausted all their avenues in recovery but still need assistance. Spokesperson Mike Steele says the program is for example for someone that’s home is livable, but they’re appliances were destroyed.

Cut 5  (08) “…type program.”

Visit GetAGamePlan.org forward slash Ida-D-C-M-P

Baton Rouge Police say a worker at a fast-food restaurant was shot over an argument about a food order. Sergeant L’ Jean McKneely says the gunman was upset his order was given to another customer and confronted the worker in the parking lot and shot him. He says the victim will recover, but no arrest has yet been made…:

CUT 13(09)      “…they are.”

Department of Health has reported the state’s first positive case of West Nile Virus. State Epidemiologist Theresa Sokol says those who are over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing medical conditions carry the highest of risk for developing a more severe infection which can result in hospitalization and the potential for death or severe brain damage.

Cut 8 (12) “…increased risk”

Work has begun on elevating LA 1 in Lafourche Parish from the Leeville Bridge to Golden Meadow. The price tag for this elevated stretch of highway is over 800-million dollars. Executive Director of the LA 1 Coalition Henri Boulet says the project received a large amount of federal grant money as a result of 20 private industry partners providing over a million dollars in match money

Cut 10 (10) “…strong application”