4:30 LRN Newscast August 18

Congressman Troy Carter says the new Inflation Reduction Act will help efforts to protect Louisiana’s sinking coastline….:

CUT 01(30)      “…Golsby.”

A Cameron Parish resident caught good cell phone video of a waterspout that formed near Johnson Bayou. No one was reported hurt by the twister. If you want to view the footage, you can see it at “kplctv.com”


To help with the ongoing teacher shortage, a new law allows retired Louisiana-certified teachers to return to the classroom, keep their retirement, and draw full pay. Louisiana Association of School Superintendents president Mike Faulk says if you’re a retired teacher and interested in possibly teaching again, call the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana…:

CUT 15(07)      “…new legislation.”

There are about 2500 empty certified teacher positions in public schools statewide.

More than $36 million in state tax returns is due to be turned over to Unclaimed Property, but the Louisiana Department of Revenue says you can claim that money from them now. Spokesman Byron Henderson says watch your mailbox for a letter from LDR…:

CUT 07(09)      “…August 18th.”

If you miss LDR’s deadline, you can still get your money via the Unclaimed Property website.