3:30 LRN Newscast August 30

State health officials say we are in peak transmission time for West Nile Virus, and they urge you to take precautions…:

CUT 02(31)      “….Golsby.”

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s investigators ask for public help in solving a missing persons case from 1989. That’s when then-53-year-old Robert Browning left his home after a spat and was never seen again. They ask anyone who may know anything about Browning’s whereabouts to call them at 318-329-1200.


As gas prices slowly go down, Nick Chabarria with AAA says one reason is the decrease in demand and the end of the summer vacation season now that kids are back in school. He says the higher prices also brought on driver fatigue…:

CUT 03(07)      “…gas prices.”

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana today is $3.40, down nine cents from a week ago. Gas can be found for as little as $2.90 is some places.

Excessive recent rains have taken their toll of Louisiana row crops; meaning big losses for farmers. State Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says soybeans, rice, corn, grains and especially cotton have taken a soggy beating, so he’s urging the Governor to seek a disaster declaration…:

CUT 13(10)      “…as a weapon.”

Some portions of the state have received up to 18 inches of rain in less than two weeks.