9:30 LRN Newscast

The first round of grants of up to 10 thousand dollars for a homeowner to fortify their roof will be available on October 2nd. Jeff Palermo has the story.

Cut 3 (30) …I’m Jeff Palermo.”

Another evacuation order has been issued in Beauregard parish after firefighters lost containment of the Tiger Island fire. Four large air tankers and four helicopters are being used to drop water on the flames, according to the Red Strike team.

The I-20 construction project in Bossier and Caddo Parishes starts today. DOTD spokesperson Erin Buchanan says it’s time to replace the pavement that’s been there since the interstate was constructed in the 1960s….

Cut 9 (06)  “…get it started”

Between 70 to 100-thousand vehicles per day use I-20 in this area. The project cost 118 million dollars.

Ochsner MD Anderson Cancer Center in New Orleans is the first hospital in the state to treat cancer patients using CAR T cell therapy. Cellular Therapy Specialist Dr. Clark Alsfield says the federal government has approved the therapy for its safety and efficacy.

Cut 6 (12) “..another frontier”

A patient’s eligibility depends on the type of cancer and previous treatments they have received.