10:30 LRN Newscast Sept 18

Another evacuation order has been issued in Beauregard Parish after firefighters lost containment of the Tiger Island Fire due to wind and dry conditions. Shannon Burgess says approximately 200 acres burned where the fire breached and crossed the highway.

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Four large air tankers are being used to drop water south of La. 110 between Singer and Merryville

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announces the first round of grants of up to 10 thousand dollars for homeowners to repair or replace their roofs will be available on October 2nd. Donelon says a fortified roof can lower your homeowner’s insurance costs and increase your home value by an estimated seven percent…

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A major construction project gets underway today on I-20 in the Shreveport-Bossier area and it will result in lane closures for the next two years. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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For the seventh time in his career, former LSU All-American Mondo Duplantis has broken the pole vault record clearing 20 feet and 5.25 inches. The 23-year-old Lafayette native did so at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon. Duplantis represented his mother’s home country of Sweden.