10:30 LRN Newscast

With a big election season coming up in Louisiana, get ready to start receiving political text messages. A few of the gubernatorial candidates have already started doing this as they try to build their name recognition ahead of the October 14th primary. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says this new way of campaigning helps those candidates that do not have a lot of money…
cut 14 (08) “…less costly”
And the FCC says text messages from political candidates are legal as long as the sender does not use autodialing technology.

The Rapides Parish coroner has positively identified Robert Owens. He’s the geocacher from New Jersey who was reported missing on July 17th in the Kisatchie National Forest. Detectives say there are no signs of foul play. Investigators say its likely Owens died from heat stroke on the first day he went into the National Forest.

It’s been a hot summer and it will only get hotter next week. High temperatures are expected to run between 102-104 degrees for Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria next week. South Louisiana will see highs between 100 and 101-degrees. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the state will see also oppressive heat indices…
cut 7 (05) “….at times”
Rain chances are also 20-percent or lower next week.

If you have a blue roof on your home because of previous storm damage, you might want to listen up. The Louisiana Housing Corporation has funding available to fix your roof through the Blue Tarp Fund Roofing Repair Program. L-H-C Executive Director Joshua Hollins says to be eligible, the homeowner must be 80-percent of the area median income or less and certain groups of applicants will be placed a the top of a waiting list…
cut 8 (06) “…living in the home
For more information go to lhc.la.gov.