7:30 LRN Newscast

The FDA has given approval for hearing aids to be sold over the counter for those experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss. A medical exam or prescription will not be required. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry says greater access to hearing aids is good news, but seeing an audiologist would still provide the best results…
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The FDA estimates nearly 30 million Americans could benefit from a hearing aid.

SWEPCO announces residential customers struggling to pay high electricity bills can get their late fees waived and they can also take advantage of an extended payment plan that gives them up to 12 months to pay their bill in full. Spokesperson Tara Muck says reach out to SWEPCO as soon as possible to discuss options…
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Residential customers wishing to get late fees and deposits waived must call 1-888-216-3523

The state Supreme Court heard the second appeal of Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ re-election disqualification Tuesday. Kevin Gallagher has more…:
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The Saints are practicing in Wisconsin this week for joint practices with the Packers and then they’ll play Green Bay in a preseason game on Friday night. Saints Coach Dennis Allen was asked if he’s had a cheese curd yet…
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He should try them, because they are good.