6:30 LRN Newscast

The Louisiana Supreme Court heard arguments over the legal challenge that has resulted in lower courts ruling Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ should be barred from running for re-election for providing the wrong address on his qualifying form. Attorney Jerry Harper, representing the Shreveport resident who filed the case against Perkins, told the state’s highest court Perkins’ qualification papers were NOT in order…:
Cut 4 (10) “…six of them…wrong.”
But the mayor’s attorney, Scott Bickford, says an incorrect address should not keep Perkins from running for another term…
cut 7 (07) “…qualified elector there”
A ruling from the state supreme court is expected soon. Perkins is 36-years-old and is wrapping up his first term in office.

SWEPCO is offering options for customers in Northwest Louisiana who are having difficulty paying their power bills. Spokesperson Tara Muck says they understand bills have been higher due to increased usage and the higher cost of natural gas, so they are allowing customers to extend their payments.
Cut 8 (11) “…in full.”
If you are current on your account Muck says you can make payment arrangements online or by phone through their automated menu.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave near northern Nicaragua that could make its way into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. State climatologist Barry Keim says forecasters are giving it a low chance of development…
cut 15 (10) “…..change very quickly”