3:30 LRN Newscast August 18

The state Bond Commission continues to block 39-million dollars in funding for the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 02(34)      “…Palermo.”

I-20 Westbound through Shreveport was closed for several hours this morning, while law enforcement investigated a shooting and car crash on the Red River I-20 Bridge. Police say the vehicle was riddled with bullet holes and the driver suffering a gunshot to the head. The victim is in critical condition. Cops are investigating.


More than $36 million in state tax returns is due to be turned over to Unclaimed Property, but the Louisiana Department of Revenue is urging the some 20 thousand individuals and businesses to contact them before October. LDR spokesperson Byron Henderson…:

CUT 06(11)      “…October 6th deadline.”

To receive your return just follow the instructions in the LDR Notice of Unclaimed Property letter dated August 18th.

Louisiana District 2 Congressman Troy Carter was the only member of the Louisiana delegation in DC to vote FOR the federal Inflation Reduction Act; now signed into law by President Biden. He says the package has huge amounts for investments in clean energy projects – especially in poor neighbors – and nearly $15-billion in grants for environmental monitoring. Carter says he personally fought hard for that money…:

CUT 05(14)      “…of the solution.”