8:30 LRN Newscast august 17

The state supreme court is expected to rule soon on Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ appeal that his name should be allowed on the November ballot for re-election, despite putting down an address that didn’t match his homestead exemption on his qualifying papers. Attorney Scott Bickford told the justices that the lower courts are making too much over a simple clerical error…
cut 6 (08) “….technical difficulties”
An attorney for the Shreveport resident that’s challenging Perkins candidacy says a candidate must qualify in accordance with the law.

SWEPCO says its waiving late fees and offering extended payment plans to customers struggling to pay the higher than normal electricity bills this summer. Spokesperson Tara Muck says deposits and late fees can also be waived, but it requires a phone call…
cut 9 (09) “….those things”

You’ll be able to purchase a hearing aid for mild to moderate hearing loss without a prescription in October. Brooke Thorington has more from an LSU Health New Orleans audiologist.
Cut 2 (31) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Polio is creeping back into the United States. Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, and caused thousands of cases of children to be paralyzed. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says it’s been deteced in New York city waste water, so it’s imperative to keep vaccines up-to-date..:
CUT 24 (06) “…get vaccinated.”