06:30 LRN Newscast, July 31st

Have you received a text message from a candidate running for office this fall? This is becoming more and more common and LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says it’s an easy way to get your name out there:
Cut 13 (11) “name recognition”
The FCC says political text messages can be sent without permission as long as the sender does not use autodialing technology.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation has expanded the Blue Tarp Fund Roofing Repair Program for homeowners who were unable to previously apply. LHC Executive Director Joshua Hollins says the home must be a primary residence and applicants must meet low-income requirements. he says certain groups will be placed at the top of the list…:
CUT 8 (06) “the home”
Homeowners can apply at lhc.la.gov/bluetarp.

One legislator is calling for more transparency and oversite into the third-party vendor OMV data breach. Brooke Thorington has more..:
Cut 1 (31) “I’m Brooke Thorington”

The entire state is under heat advisories and warnings today as Louisiana braces for another week of likely record-breaking temperatures. Highs are expected to be above 100 degrees all week with heat index values nearing 115.