09:30 LRN Newscast, August 15th

A state of emergency has been issued due to extreme heat. GOHSEP spokesman Mike Steele says unfortunately the heat has been responsible for some deaths and visits to emergency rooms for heat-related illnesses have already exceeded the yearly average…:
Cut 15 (10) “…as the heat.”

A Livingston Parish judge will hear the state’s first child custody battle between a divorced same-sex couple. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says a high court ruled that laws applying to heterosexual marriages must also apply to legal same-sex unions and Louisiana needs to comply with the High Court’s ruling…:
Cut 11 (12) “different-sex marriages”

While the national average for a gallon of regular gas is the highest it’s been in 10 months at $3.85, in Louisiana, prices have remained steady. Brooke Thorington has more…:
Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

The state treasury department is partnering with LA Wallet to help reconnect Louisianans with their unclaimed property. As of Monday, the La Wallet app will feature an easy-to-use Unclaimed Property search, enabling users to effortlessly check for unclaimed assets in their name.