1:30 LRN Newscast

US Senator Bill Cassidy is the latest Republican to back Jeff Landry in the governor’s race. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 1 (33) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

With tomorrow being August first, several new laws will go into effect, including Act 436 which limits what books minors can check out of public libraries. The legislation requires libraries to adopt a policy that prevents children from getting access to sexually explicit material at the library.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for north and southeast Louisiana, which means heat index values above 110-degrees. Expect extremely hot temperatures every day this week and Aaron Day at the National Weather Service in Shreveport says there’s little chance for rain…
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The City of Minden will soon be without power as a citywide blackout is planned to repair damage to an Entergy substation due to an early morning fire Sunday. Mayor Nick Cox says there was major damage to the transformer that connects to the power grid…
Cut 13 (12) “…on fire.”
Entergy and AEP currently are working to plan a timeline for the controlled outage.