11:30 LRN newscast

A ruling is expected soon from the Louisiana Supreme Court on whether Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins’ can run for re-election. Attorney Jerry Harper told the state’s highest court that the home address Perkins put down on his qualifying papers does not match his homestead exemption and he should be disqualified from the race.
cut 5 (05) “….exemption was filed”
But an attorney for Perkins, Scott Bickford, says an incorrect address on a form should not prevent the mayor from running for another term….
cut 6 (08) “….technical difficulties”
Perkins was disqualified from running by a Shreveport judge. That ruling was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. No word on when the Supreme Court will issue its ruling.

The FDA has approved the sale of hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss to be sold without a prescription beginning mid-October. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry says the big question is how will individuals know just how bad their hearing is?
Cut 11 (11) “…hearing test.”
The FDA estimates nearly 30 million Americans could benefit from a hearing aid.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave currently over Honduras. It is expected to move across Central America over the next couple days and emerge into the Bay of Campeche. State climatologist Dr. Barry Keim says the chances of development are low, but given the time of year, it’s worth watching.
Cut 14 (08) “…most of the activity”